Former Michigan WR Darryl Stonum To Play For Baylor In 2012

After being kicked off Michigan's team for a violation of team rules, wide receiver Darryl Stonum is headed to Baylor and will be eligible to play in 2012.

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Darryl Stonum Dismissed From Michigan Wolverines Football Team

Darryl Stonum, a standout wide receiver and kick returner for the Michigan Wolverines, was dismissed from the football team on Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Brady Hoke made the announcement in a press release that cited a violation of team rules.

Stonum was arrested earlier this month for a probation violation and had been involved in four alcohol-related incidents over the course of his career. Coach Hoke did have kind words for his former receiver in the release issued by the team despite the off-field incidents, however.

"I love Darryl and wish him nothing but the absolute best," Hoke said. "However, there is a responsibility and a higher standard you must be accountable to as a University of Michigan football student-athlete. That does not and will not change. It's unfortunate because I believe he has grown a great deal as a person since the beginning of the season. My hope is that maturing process continues."

Stonum started 25 games for the Wolverines, amassing 1,008 yards and six touchdowns on 76 receptions. His biggest contributions may have come on special teams, however, as he returned 62 kickoffs for 1,538 yards and including a team-record 39 returns for 1,001 yards in 2009.

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Michigan To Redshirt Darryl Stonum During 2011 Season

Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum will not play at all during the 2011 season. Head coach Brady Hoke announced in a release on Sunday that Stonum will redshirt during the 2011 season, citing the "best interest" of the program as the reason for the move.

"While it would be great to have Darryl on the field this season, we feel it is in his best interest and the best interest of our program for him to redshirt," said Hoke. "Darryl will continue to be an important part of our team and family. He has done everything we have asked him to do, but our number one priority is to help Darryl grow as a person."

Stonum was suspended indefinitely by Hoke back in May after he was arrested for second-offense drunken driving. Stonum ultimately reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to two years of probation and a suspended sentence of 365 days in jail for an operating while visibly impaired charge.

With this being Stonum's second drunken driving incident in the last three years, Hoke decided it was best to sit Stonum for the year. This means Stonum will finish his career at Michigan in 2012 as a redshirt senior.

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Michigan Football's Darryl Stonum Sentenced For OWVI Charge

Michigan football wide receiver Darryl Stonum was sentenced on Friday for the charge of operating while visibly impaired second offense. After reaching a plea agreement last week, he was sentenced to two years of probation and a suspended sentence of 365 days in jail. Just like his first run in with the law because of a drunk driving arrest, Stonum could end up in jail if he violates his probation.

Part of Stonum's probation will include a court sobriety program. If Stonum completes it, he will have the charge of driving with a suspended license thrown out as per the plea agreement. However, Stonum was ticketed in an unrelated stop on Thursday for driving with a suspended license.

As it stands right now, Stonum is still indefinitely suspended from the Michigan football program.

"Nope," Hoke responded when asked if Stonum's status had changed after he was sentenced to two years probation Friday for the DUI charge - his second in three years at Michigan. "We're just evaluating the whole process. There are things we are looking at as a team, personal and legal and all that."

Hoke went on to say that there is "some different criteria" he wants to see before Stonum is allowed to rejoin the team.

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Michigan Football's Darryl Stonum Reaches Plea Agreement

Michigan football player Darryl Stonum originally pleaded not guilty to the operating while intoxicated charge he was facing. After reaching a plea agreement, however, he pleaded guilty to operating while visibly impaired second offense last Friday.

By reaching a plea agreement, Stonum had his driving on a suspended license charge dropped. That means the only charge against him is operating while visibly impaired.

Stonum is due back in court next Friday and could face up to a year in jail for his second drunk driving-related run-in with the law. In the meantime, to stay out of jail he has to submit to a breath test each morning.

Stonum has been out on a $500 personal recognizance bond in the most recent case and is required to submit to a breath test each day by 8:30 a.m. at the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety.

As it stands right now, Stonum is still suspended indefinitely from the Michigan football team.

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Michigan Football's Darryl Stonum Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

Michigan football wide receiver Darryl Stonum, who was arrested earlier this month for a DUI, pleaded not guilty to the two charges levied against him on Friday. One of the charges was operating a vehicle while intoxicated (for the second time) and the other was driving with a suspended license.

Stonum's pre-trial hearing is scheduled for the morning of May 20. In the meantime Stonum was ordered to pay a $500 bond. He also must submit to breath tests by 8:30 a.m. each day.

Stonum is also suspended indefinitely from the football team right now. In order to get back on the team and out of the doghouse, he is being punished by going through some early, early morning workouts.

Lewis told Creal that Stonum is "working really hard" at his punishment schedule. Stonum told the judge the punishment from the football program takes two hours and involves being awake by 4 a.m. and pulling a 45-pound plate, and he also has 1,500 yards a day of sled pulls. 

"He'll be enjoying that for a while," Hoke said Friday.

This punishment is part of Hoke's three-strike punishment system. If a player gets to a third strike, his teammates would be subjected to the same punishment, so I'm guessing Stonum will think twice before getting in trouble again, especially since this is the second drunken driving-related incident he's been involved in.

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Michigan Football's Darryl Stonum Hit With 2 Charges

Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum will be arraigned on Friday morning in Ann Arbor on two charges: one for operating while intoxicated second-offense and one for driving with a suspended license. These charges stem from Stonum's arrest last week for a DUI, his second drunken driving-related arrest in the last three years.

From AnnArbor.com, here is more on the charges:

The misdemeanor charges were filed on Tuesday by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office. Stonum, who is from Stafford, Texas, and is entering his senior year, faces up to a year in jail if convicted. It's unclear whether Stonum has an attorney.

Stonum will have to deal with the legal system, as well as Brady Hoke before he is able to think about playing football again for Michigan. He has been suspended indefinitely by the Wolverines and will have to work his way back into the good graces of Hoke in order to rejoin the program.

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Darryl Stonum Suspended For DUI Arrest

Michigan football wide receiver Darryl Stonum was suspended indefinitely because of being arrested for his second drunken driving-related offense. The Detroit Free Press has the details:

Washtenaw County Jail officials said this evening that Stonum was booked into the jail at 4:30 a.m. Friday for second-offense drunken driving and was released at 10:53 a.m. According to jail officials, University of Michigan police made the arrest.

Stonum was arrested shortly after being pulled over at 2:25 a.m. on Friday. The arrest happened at the intersection of Maynard and William, which is near the University of Michigan campus.

On Saturday, head coach Brady Hoke announced that Stonum was indefinitely suspended. Stonum's first suspension at Michigan was for one game after being arrested for operating while intoxicated in September 2008. The arrest happened the night of the comeback against Wisconsin.

Stonum's sentence for the offense included a fine, community service and probation. Violations of his probation (not completing responsibilities that came along with it) landed him in jail for three days last summer, but he did not miss any games or anything like that.

With yet another legal issue coming up a couple days ago, Stonum is now once again suspended, and this time it could be for a much longer period of time considering this was his second drunken driving-related arrest.

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