Stonum gets 10 days in jail

Submitted by Maizedout1982 on January 6th, 2012 at 8:56 AM

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Just leaving 15th District Court in Ann Arbor -- Mich WR Darryl Stonum sentenced 10 days in jail
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Stonum to Judge Pope "I didn't mean to deceive you"
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Stonum mentioned to Judge Pope that classes have started: "I know the timing stinks, but it is what it is," Pope said
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Pope to Stonum: "To have somebody with 4 encounters w the criminal justice system involving the use and abuse of alcohol ...(more)
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Pope to Stonum cont'd: ."... alcohol at the age of 21 is extremely unusual. You're less than 1 % of the population as a result of that."
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Pope to Stonum: "Trust is the easiest thing to lose and the hardest thing to regain, Darryl, and that's the situation you're in."



January 6th, 2012 at 4:49 PM ^

I've been saying for some time that if he screwed up again (and this counts as that type of mistake), then let him complete his academic career at UM but otherwise don't let him on the field.  Playing football is a privilege, not a right, and getting caught drinking and driving twice, plus this bonehead issue with driving on a revoked license (and I'm sure this isn't the first actual time he's done that), makes it difficult to see him maturing into the type of player that should play for UM.  And this isn't some moral stance - if he wasn't a good football player, he'd probably have been booted out long ago (and maybe even out of the University - I'm not sure how probation and jail time affects a student's continued enrollment at the school). 


January 6th, 2012 at 9:00 AM ^

I wonder if he needs a psych eval. Repeated blunders like this may be a reflection of a deeper issue that might be treated with medication/counseling.


January 6th, 2012 at 9:52 AM ^

If one didn't know better, I would think you're talking about the Lingerie Football League. The Ottawa Roughriders is almost as bad as the worst mascot I recall from my youth. I would regularly attend Milwaukee Admirals minor league hockey games, and I would chuckle when the Peoria Prancers came to town.


January 6th, 2012 at 9:52 AM ^

really does not have any choice but to cut him loose, does he?  I mean the red shirt was kind of probation of its own, a last chance, and if jail time does not violate his football probation it is hard to imagine what would.  Hoke has a lot of goodwill going at this point and pulling a Dantonio here would be a black eye and personally I don't think it is worth it.  I mean maybe even give the kid the opportunity to practice if you want, practice for another year or transfer, but I don't think he can see the field here again.


January 6th, 2012 at 9:03 AM ^

Stonum is already in the system in Michigan.  He needs a fresh start in a new state.  Most of all, though, it would help him to realize that he does not have odorless feces.


January 6th, 2012 at 10:06 AM ^

City buses are free when you swipe your MCard, which he has a student.  So....

It's time to cut Stonum.  Honor his scholarship for the winter team so he can finish off here if he wants.  However make it clear that he's not on the team and can't work his way back.  


January 6th, 2012 at 10:12 AM ^

Its like his third offense in less than a year.  I think the judge had plenty of factual support to sentence him to jail.  Do you mean to say that someone who commits multiple crimes should not receive jail time simply because the crimes are not inherently evil?  If so, it might be time for you to be the one that goes back to first year law school.


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January 6th, 2012 at 9:10 AM ^

...I (as in just me personally) think he's done.

I think the only thing that could save him is if he's gone above and beyond and been PERFECT in the eyes of Coach Hoke over the year.

We'll see.

Note: as for Coach Hoke's comment on Stonum's status "it hasn't changed"...he said that yesterday, before this verdict and it meant that Stonum was still suspended. I think people are reading too much into it. He was just waiting until the verdict came out, so we'll see what this sentence means.


January 6th, 2012 at 9:12 AM ^

Probably a great kid struggling with some huge problems.  Not the least is judgment.  Most alcoholics (multiple DUI's mean you probably drove drunk 100's of times) need to make big changes in their life to beat the disease / illness / demons in their head.

Mr. Yost

January 6th, 2012 at 9:16 AM ^

He didn't relapse, he didn't get a DUI, he wasn't intoxicated.

He was just stupid and drove to the probation office at 7am because it's winter break and he couldn't get a ride that early in the morning.

Should've walked, took the bus, called a're a football player at Michigan. A wide receiver at that...RUN! Or call up one of the groupies and have them take you and explain it to your girlfriend later.

...just don't drive.


Sorry, your post makes it seem like he was driving under the influence again. He wasn't.