Michigan coach Scruggs arrested on OWI charge

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Elder WriterMar 16, 2024, 02:13 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
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    coach Greg Scruggs, employed to the staff earlier this month, was arrested early Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.An Ann Arbor cops spokesman confirmed Scruggs’arrest at around 3 a.m. Saturday. Michigan revealed its hiring of Scruggs on March 6, as part of a revamped protective staff now being led by organizer Wink Martindale.Scruggs has actually been suspended indefinitely pending an evaluation.”Greg made an unfortunate error and was jailed for operating a car while intoxicated,”Michigan coach Sherrone Moore stated in a statement.”He made no reasons and has actually taken responsibility for his actions. The football program and athletic department have actually suspended Greg forever while we review information of the occurrence.”An OWI charge in Michigan carries penalties of approximately 93 days in jail, a$500 fine and six months ‘suspended license.Scruggs, 33, invested the 2023 season training Wisconsin’s defensive line after working as assistant protective line coach for the New york city Jets in 2022. The Cincinnati native played protective line at Louisville and then spent five years in the NFL, winning Super Bowls with both Seattle and New England.Michigan opens spring practice Monday.

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