As it turns out, this hasn’t been a real good month for the Michigan Wolverines on the legal front.
On Monday it was announced that running back Fitz Toussaint is indefinitely suspended following a drunk-driving arrest over the weekend. A few hours later, it’s being reported that another UM player found his own off-field issue last month.
According to the Detroit Free Press, defensive end Frank Clark was arraigned June 20 on a charge of second-degree home invasion. The charge was the result of an incident June 14 — which was the player’s birthday, incidentally — with initial reports indicating that he’s been accused of stealing a MacBook Air from a dorm room.
At the moment, the charge Clark is facing is a felony.
As with Toussaint, Clark has been suspended indefinitely. Also as with his teammate, the lineman was the subject of a statement from his head coach.
“We are aware of the case regarding football student-athlete Frank Clark,” Brady Hoke said. “This is a serious accusation and we will follow the lead of the judicial system. Frank was and will continue to be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Last season, Clark played in 12 games. As pictured in the photo above right, he intercepted a pass in Michigan’s Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech earlier this year.
He was in line to win a starting job in summer camp, which commences early next month.
(Tip O’ the Cap: ArrestNation.com)