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.
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