July 23rd, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

I understand it has happened forever.  Hell, I did some stupid shit when I was younger.  But given the circumstances, and how publicized the punishments are these days, you would think some of these guys would be MORE careful.

Fitz seeing a guy like Stonum go from being the #1 or 2 guy to sitting out a year and transfering should make him think twice about driving under the influence.  I'm okay with players drinking, even underage, just don't be stupid about it.  And don't get caught.  Kids will be kids, but these guys gotta start thinking about their future.


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:25 PM ^

You would think all these superstar athletes would have a friend willing to drive them home....or atleast not let them get in a car.  This is getting rediculous.


July 23rd, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

of Hoke.  Let's forget about football for a second.  I hope Fitz gets help NOW before it becomes a problem.  Let's just hope it was a big mistake and he learns from it. 

I say suspend him until the courts determine he does not have a problem, then bring him back on probation.  If he does have a problem, no football until he gets all the help he needs.

My 9-3 record prediction just got tougher. 


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:27 PM ^

What's with these athletes and getting arrested all the time? Is it really THAT HARD to just live life and not get arrested?


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:28 PM ^

I use to get drunk all the time in, I chose to walk home or call a cab. Why is it so hard for athletes to run home after getting drunk, just think of it as a work out.


July 23rd, 2012 at 1:29 PM ^

Seriously! Why do kids think that they will never get caught? With the season so close why would you put yourself in that position? I know when I was playing college ball in AZ we were on strict guidelines the month or two before the season.


July 23rd, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

I think he has to be suspended for at least several games now unless it turns out that the breathalyzer was wrong (how likely is that?). In any case I hope he gets his act together and never does anything like that again.

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July 23rd, 2012 at 2:24 PM ^

Stonum's first arrest got him a one-game suspension.  That suspension was handed down summarily, before Stonum was convicted of anything, based upon Stonum's having violated team rules.  Underage drinking/drinking during the season.

Toussaint is 22, and can legally drink.  The team is not in season or in a workout period.  He might not have violated any team rule by merely taking a drink.  But as a student-athlete who has a child he fathered out of wedlock while in high school, this is a 22 year-old man who should know better.  I am going to guess that a one-game suspension will be the punishment; plus something more (perhaps some sort of behind the scenes monitoring) to make sure this guy has a chance to make it to the NFL so he can support his child.

I don't think we'll see Toussaint in a Michigan uniform after this year.


July 23rd, 2012 at 2:41 PM ^

I think it'll be more than one game. Hoke unfortunately has had to deal with more than his share of incidents. Thankfully, until now they were minor ones. I think he has to set an example that stuff like this won't be tolerated, and no one on the team is above the rules. Practically (cynically?) it doesn't really matter; if he misses Alabama, he might as well miss Air Force and UMass, if it means getting a point across to the rest of the team to keep their noses clean.

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July 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 PM ^

I didn't think it was possible, to drive in downtown Ann Arbor during the Art Fair.  Must be some kind of mistake.  Maybe he was sliding across the hood of the car.  Was the car moving?