ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: William Campbell #73 and Brandin Hawthorne #7 of the University of Michigan celebrate after recovering a Notre Dame Irish fumble in the fourth quarter of the game at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Irish 35-31. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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10 months ago Update 0 comments
On Friday morning, University of Michigan senior defensive tackle Will Campbell was sentenced to three months of probation and forced to pay $2,100 for drunkenly sliding across a car hood in April.
Campbell had already pleaded guilty and accepted the fine back in June during the preliminary hearing. During the sentencing on Friday, Judge Chris Easthope utilized the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means that the conviction will be erased from Campbell's record if he can complete his probation without any more violations.
In Will Campbell sentencing judge asked, "Have you taken a physics class? Do you know what happens when 308 lbs slides across thin metal?"— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 27, 2012
However, the judge did not require Campbell to undergo any physics lessons as part of his sentencing.
11 months ago Update 0 comments
Michigan senior defensive tackle William Campbell pleaded guilty to a malicious destruction of property charge on Thursday morning in an Ann Arbor courthouse, but avoided a much harsher felony charge for vandalism in the process.
The 6-foot-5 Campbell will be ordered to pay only restitution for his crime, after fully acknowledging his role in an April 7 incident where he inadvertently used his 335-pound frame to cause damage to a car while intoxicated.
UM DL Will Campbell pleads guilty to misdemeanor malicious destruction of property in AA court, to pay restitution, felony charge dismissed— Freep Wolverines (@freepwolverines) June 14, 2012
A felony charge for vandalism could have equated to a five-year jail stint and a $10,000 fine, though a first-time offender like Campbell likely would have been afforded some leniency. Still, though, Campbell definitely benefited from his squeaky-clean background to avoid the felony, and will need to work hard to prove this was an isolated incident to both his current coaches and prospective NFL scouts when the time comes.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke said Thursday that William Campbell's status with the team is unchanged following the defensive lineman's arraignment for felony and misdemeanor vandalism charges. Hoke declined to comment further while speaking to reporters at Michigan Stadium for the University of Michigan's Men's Football Experience camp.
On top of the damage done trying to slide across the hood of a vehicle while intoxicated, the 20-year-old also faces a charge of minor purchasing, consuming, or possessing liquor. In his three years as a Michigan student-athlete, Campbell has not had any other documented run-ins with the law, which may have granted him some leniency from the coaching staff.
Campbell is expected to start on a thin defensive line this season, where he will be tasked with effectively replacing All-Big Ten performer Mike Martin. Though considered a five-star talent out of high school by several recruiting services, Campbell has yet to fully live up to the billing.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle William Campbell was arraigned Thursday on felony and misdemeanor vandalism charges stemming from an April 7 incident where he caused damage trying to slide across the hood of a vehicle. Campbell's attorney, Donald Payne, spoke up for his client, saying that though a felony charge is on table, the senior will likely receive a misdemeanor.
"He's a very nice, mild-mannered young man and he's never been in trouble in his life," Payne said. "As far as the facts in the case, we're going to work it out in talking to the prosecutor."
The misdemeanor carries a maximum one-year prison sentence and $2,000 fine. A felony charge could entail five years and a $10,000 fine. No matter what happens to Campbell in court, expect an additional in-house punishment to come down from head coach Brady Hoke. Campbell is expected to be pivotal part of the Wolverines' defense now that Mike Martin has taken his talents to the NFL.
Campbell will be back in court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. on June 14.
12 months ago Article 0 comments
Michigan defensive tackle Will Campbell was arraigned for misdemeanor and felony vandalism charges on Thursday fro an incident from April 7th. For more on the Wolverines, go to Maize n' Brew.