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.
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