Michigan’s top offensive lineman, Taylor Lewan, admitted to committing a dirty play in Michigan’s road loss at Michigan State last weekend. The Big Ten must have been watching a different play entirely. Lewan will not be suspended for twisting the helmets of opposing Michigan State players, acts he admitted were “very blatant.”
According to a report by EPSN.com, the Big Ten has now reviewed the incidents that were caught on camera during the television broadcast. The conference has determined no unsportsmanlike conduct had taken place, so there is no need for suspensions.
In other words, the Big Ten has allowed a player to grab a player’s face mask, twist it or give it a good tug after the play while the player is on the ground without penalty. The school has also not suspended the lineman.
“It’s tough at times, definitely when you’re in a huge rivalry game like Michigan-Michigan State,” Lewan said earlier in the week. “A couple of those were very blatant and I apologize for that.”
Michigan hosts Nebraska this weekend.