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Michigan RB sentenced up to 10 months probation

Fitzgerald Toussaint AP

It’s been just about two months since Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving a vehicle while visibly impaired stemming from drunk-driving charge over the summer. Now, Toussaint has learned his sentencing, which includes up to 10 months of probation.

Toussaint is also required to attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings within the next 120 days and complete a substance abuse program, refrain from using alcohol or drugs and agree to three drug/alcohol tests over the course of the next 90 days. He could have faced up to 93 days in jail, a $300 fine and 360 hours of community service.

Toussaint, the team’s leading rusher in 2011, was suspended for the season-opener against Alabama. He has 283 yards and four touchdowns so far this season, well behind the team’s leader on the ground, quarterback Denard Robinson.

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7 Responses to “Michigan RB sentenced up to 10 months probation”
  1. polegojim says: Oct 24, 2012 1:25 AM

    Fitz… we hope the ‘smartening up’ will last longer than the restrictions.

    Go BLUE!

  2. pryor4heisman says: Oct 24, 2012 9:43 AM

    Meeechigan scumbags. Free tattoos gets you suspended 7 games but DRUNK DRIVING gets you one game?

    Way to show some integrity, Brady Hoke.

    You Norm from Cheers lookalike.

  3. polegojim says: Oct 24, 2012 10:17 AM

    @pryor – you consistently sound like a very bitter and miserable person. I’m very sorry for that.

  4. pryor4heisman says: Oct 24, 2012 10:19 AM

    I have lost people to drunk driving scumbags. It makes me SICK

  5. thraiderskin says: Oct 24, 2012 12:51 PM

    Pole… I specifically remember YOU posting some “holier than thou” BS over Storm Klein’s situation(charges were dropped)… Your guy put EVERYONE, who was on the road with him, in danger, with possible deadly consequences. Stop being such a self-righteous idiot. Where there was more to Klein’s situation than we will ever know, your guy did what they(the cops) said he did. I’m not here to play “gotcha,” but you really come off like a “beyond” hypocritical douche. A 1- game suspension is an utter joke.

  6. florida727 says: Oct 24, 2012 2:27 PM

    “pryor”, lay off the Norm from “Cheers” negativity; that guy’s a hero to many of us :)

    Seriously though, sorry for your loss(es) to drunk driving. My daughter was hit by one at 2:30a one night, which was unusual for her because she’s never out that late. The Emergency Room doctor told us these late-night incidents always remind him of what his dad taught him: “go to bed the same day you woke up.” An obvious reference to nothing good happening after midnight. Fortunately, my daughter only sustained some bruising.

    I know this is common among prosecutors and defense attorneys, but what kind of message does it send to the offender and/or any kid who reads these stories that, yeah, you might get slapped on the wrist, but if you’re a first offender, don’t worry, they’ll go light on you? Until the penalties get more severe, the offenses won’t stop. Unfortunately, even if Hoke removed him from the team, somebody else chasing wins-at-all-costs will pick him up and sweep his past under a rug.

  7. polegojim says: Oct 25, 2012 10:19 AM

    @raiderskin… didn’t know you tracked me so thoroughly…. before you run at someone and make inflamatory statements, maybe you should ask questions first.

    My comment CALLS HIM OUT to smarten up and change on a continuing, ongoing basis… let me SPELL it out for you… that means: to not drive drunk and change whatever thinking and habits LED to the situation… and you call that ‘self righteous’?

    The difference between the legal limit and what he blew is about 1.5 drinks. He was impared, but not raging drunk. Those are the circustances taken into consideration by the legal system and Brady Hoke. Many commented that most coaches would not even have suspended Fitz. Coach Hoke did.

    When Michigan released Stonum… Baylor was more than happy to pick him up. Yes, THAT Baptist Baylor.

    I also agree w Florida727 – do I believe he should have gotten more than 1 game? Yes.

    Way to shoot first, then aim. Feel free to take a hike.

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