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Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 : 5:23 p.m.

University of Michigan cornerback Boubacar Cissoko arrested for disorderly conduct

By Dave Birkett

Cornerback Boubacar Cissoko, who started two games as a freshman and should be a key contributor in Michigan’s secondary this year, was arrested last month on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Cissoko is due in court Aug. 24 for a pre-trial hearing. He could face up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail, but is likely subject to a much a smaller penalty.

“He has been disciplined by the program,” Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement. “He is taking care of his responsibilities.”

Both Cissoko and running back Kevin Grady, who served jail time this off-season for driving while intoxicated, have been participating in Michigan’s off-season program.

According to a Detroit Police Department arrest report, Cissoko was a passenger in a car that was pulled over June 6 for speeding on Belle Isle.

After a three- or four-minute pursuit, the driver was asked out of the car and hand-cuffed. Cissoko then began yelling “Leave my boy the (expletive) alone,” the report said, and was arrested when he failed to comply with an officer's orders to stop.

He was released on $100 bond.

Cissoko played in all 12 games last year and had three pass breakups, starting against Toledo and Purdue. He’s also expected to vie for the starting kick-return job this fall.



Fri, Jul 24, 2009 : 10:51 a.m.

Certainly relevant as a news story. Good find, Dave, and good luck Boubacar.


Fri, Jul 24, 2009 : 10:51 a.m.

What is with UM football team? To many problems with the police. Come on UM get it together and stay out of trouble.


Fri, Jul 24, 2009 : 12:18 a.m.

What a stupid story to post. This happened a long time ago, don't have a clue why it is relevant. So his friend got pulled over, big deal. I was hoping this site would have some good coverage of the football team, but now I realize it is just another rag to put down the team any way it can. You've already lost one reader,