Details are emerging about the alleged the Michigan football program’s sign-stealing scandal.
The NCAA is expected to get bombshell evidence as early as this week that links suspended Michigan staffer Connor Stalions with prohibited surveillance of opponents over the last three years, as per ESPN.
Video evidence of sideline taping is expected to be sent to the NCAA this week, caught by stadium surveillance this year, as per Pete Thamel.
ESPN college football insiders Pete Thamel and Mark Schlabach are reporting that Stalions purchased tickets in his own name for more than 30 games over the last three years at 11 different Big Ten schools. Schools have confirmed the tickets were used for those games.
According to Thamel, Stalions purchased two tickets for this past weekend’s game between Penn State and Ohio State. It’s no surprise that those tickets went unused.
It’s not known if Michigan reimbursed Stalions for the tickets and travel to the stadiums. As an off-field analyst, Michigan’s website says he is paid $55,000 a year. He is currently suspended with pay.
Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh has denied any knowledge of the alleged Sign-Stealing. Someone from the University has to be behind the operation, as there is no way Stalions afford to fund this on his own.
This Michigan scandal mirrors the cheating issue with the New England Patriots Super Bowl run of the 2000’s.
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