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Scandal At Michigan As Police Search Home Of Football Coach

Written by Tony Ghaul

The day after Head Coach Jim Harbaugh declared he’s returning to the Wolverines instead of heading to the NFL, a report from the Detroit News indicates that one Michigan football coach is potentially in some trouble.

According to the Detroit News’ Angelique Chengelis, Michigan co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss has been suspended pending an investigation into computer crimes that occurred within the football building between Dec. 21-23.

A Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed to the Free Press on Tuesday night that Weiss has been placed on administrative leave. It is unclear if it is paid or unpaid leave.

The police department confirmed to ESPN that it is investigating a possible crime that took place at Schembechler Hall, but would not specifically name Weiss as a suspect.

Weiss released a statement to ESPN: “I am aware of the ongoing investigation by the University of of Michigan Police Department and fully cooperating with investigators. I look forward to the matter being resolved. Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, I will not have any further comment.”

Weiss made a $600,000 base salary in 2021 and signed a three-year contract extension in early 2022 that bumped his pay to $850,000 each year through Jan. 10, 2025.

Photo courtsey of David Guralnick, Detroit News

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