Sophomore wide receiver Csont’e York is no longer a member of the Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced the team’s decision via a statement Monday.
“Representing the University of Michigan is a privilege and while second chances are certainly deserved, sometimes it’s better for everyone if that happens somewhere else,” Hoke said in a statement. “Overall, I have been proud of how responsible our team has been this offseason and how hard they’ve worked to prepare for the season.”
York was indefinitely suspended by the program two weeks ago when the school learned he was being investigated for three counts of assault. The Ann Arbor Police eventually released a video clearly showing York sucker punching the unnamed victim.
As a three-star recruit in the 2013 class, York was expected to compete for playing time in Michigan’s wide receiver rotation as a sophomore. Instead, he’ll have to find a new home to play football.
York originally chose the Wolverines over the Bowling Green Falcons, Cincinnati Bearcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, Syracuse Orange and Toledo Rockets.
(Hat tip: The Detroit News)