Brady Hoke undecided about Darryl Stonum's future with Michigan football team
CHICAGO — Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said today he has yet to make a decision regarding the status of senior starting receiver Darryl Stonum.
Stonum has been indefinitely suspended since he was arrested May 6, then last month charged with operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. He pleaded guilty to the charge June 3 and was sentenced to two years probation
His status with the team has yet to change.
“I wanted to wait and go all through the summer and see how he’s handling all the things he needs to do,” Hoke said to a group of reporters after his news conference at the Big Ten media days in Chicago.
Hoke said Stonum has so far met all the expectations set for him, but didn’t elaborate on what Stonum must do to be reinstated.
"He's done a good job," Hoke said. "I care very much for the young lad."
Asked if the senior could be redshirted, Hoke replied: “Could be, but I don’t want to jump ahead until we find out how all this plays out.”
Stonum’s arrest is his second alcohol offense. He was pulled over as freshman in 2008, and later was convicted of driving while visibly impaired.
He later violated his parole and spent three days in jail.