Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum is ticketed for driving with a revoked license
Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum, who is on probation for operating a vehicle while visibly impaired second offense, was ticketed this morning in Ann Arbor for driving on a revoked license, 15th District Court records show.
Stonum, 21, was stopped by Ann Arbor police after he checked in at the court's probation office on East Huron Street at 7:03 a.m., said Steve Hill, Stonum's probation officer. Hill said Stonum was not taken into custody.
Court records also allege that Stonum lied to Hill prior to the traffic stop. Records say when Stonum checked in at the probation office he told Hill that a female friend had dropped him off on nearby East Washington Street.
Stonum is scheduled to appear in 15th District Court tomorrow at 8 a.m. for a hearing in front of Judge Charles Pope that was previously scheduled to ensure Stonum is complying with the conditions of his probation. It is likely the issue will be raised at that hearing. Records show Stonum was stopped today by Officer Bill Clock, who Hill said is the police department's liason to the sobriety court program. Stonum was pulled over shortly after leaving the probation office, Hill said.
Stonum's attorney, Doug Lewis, declined comment this morning.
In June, Stonum was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to operating while visibly impaired second offense. He also received a suspended sentence of 365 days in jail, meaning if he violates probation, he could have to serve a portion or all of the jail sentence. The day before he was sentenced, he was ticketed for driving with a suspended license, but that charge was later dismissed.
Since being sentenced, Stonum has had 12 satisfactory reviews in court, meaning he has been complying with the conditions of his probation. Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones could not immediately be reached for comment this morning.
Stonum was suspended indefinitely from the Michigan football team in May for "behavior that is unbecoming of a Michigan football player," coach Brady Hoke said in a statement. Hoke has said Stonum must fulfill all his commitments to the legal system and football program being considered for reinstatement.
Stonum, who is from Stafford, Texas, was Michigan's second-leading receiver in the 2010 season with 49 catches for 633 yards and four touchdowns.
Lee Higgins is a reporter for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at email@example.com.