Jim Harbaugh Suspended by the Big Ten
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended by the Big Ten on Friday. Harbaugh cannot coach the remaining three games of the season which started on Saturday at Penn State.
Just three weeks ago the NCAA contacted the Big Ten and Michigan about their sign stealing scheme. Connor Stallions and others went out in person and scouted future opponents. The NCAA prohibited this back in 1994.
The Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti sent a 13-page letter to Michigan stating the conference was convinced they violated the Sportsmanship Policy.
“The goal of the scheme was to gain an unfair advantage by stealing the signs of teams that the University’s football team was due to play later in the season,” said Petitti.
Petitti believed that a suspension was appreciated now.
“Enforcing the Sportsmanship Policy with appropriate discipline this season in light of the University’s established violations this season is thus of the utmost importance to protect the reputation of the Conference and its member institutions and to ensure that our competitions on the field are honorable and fair,” Petitti wrote.
Friday morning there will be a ruiling on a temporary restraining order on the suspension.