Back in Sept. 2008 (the night/early-morning after the epic Wisconsin game, specifically), Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum was arrested for operating a vehicle while visibly impaired (the same charge Lions president Tom Lewand recently pleaded guilty to). He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, which is above the legal limit of 0.08. To make matters worse for Stonum, he was only 18 at the time.â†µ
Stonum's punishment for the incident was a fine, community service and probation (which included substance-abuse education and random drug and alcohol testing). He was also suspended for one game by Rich Rodriguez.â†µ
As part of his sentence, Stonum had certain responsibilities that went along with his probation and random testing, and he failed to meet many of those requirements, which resulted in a three-day jail sentence last month.â†µ
From May 15, 2009, through June 1, 2010, according to court records, he committed probation violations such as leaving the state without consent, failing to submit to random alcohol testing nine times in a 63-day span, failing to complete additional alcohol testing and failing to report for probation on multiple occasions.â†µ
At his June 2 review, according to court documents, 15th District Court Judge Julie Creal sentenced Stonum to enter jail at 1 p.m. June 4 and be released at 7 a.m. June 7.â†µ
Stonum was a highly-regarded recruit when he came to Michigan. Although he hasn't lived up to his potential at wide receiver, he did a tremendous job of returning kicks for Michigan last year. He took one back for a touchdown against Notre Dame, and for his work as a returner over the course of the entire season, he broke Michigan's kick return record for a single season.