updated: Darryl Stonum suspended indefinitely from Michigan football team
Note: This story was updated at 8:43 p.m. to include Stonum's arrest for second-offense drunken driving.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Darryl Stonum for “behavior that is unbecoming of a Michigan football player.”
No specific reason was given for the suspension, but Hoke said in a statement that the senior-to-be must "fulfill all his commitments he has to the legal system and our program" before being considered for reinstatement.
The Detroit Free Press reported Saturday night that Stonum was booked into the Washtenaw County Jail early Friday morning for second-offense drunken driving. He was released more than six hours later pending charges.
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He was stopped and charged with driving with a suspended license in March 2010 and was subsequently jailed for three nights in July 2010 for multiple probation violations.
In September 2010, he told AnnArbor.com that the three nights spent in jail were “a dark moment in my life, and I want to get rid of it.”
“Darryl made a poor decision that is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated,” Hoke said in the statement released Saturday. “This is a serious situation. We are disappointed and any athletic department discipline will be handled internally.
“We will provide the appropriate support and counseling in order for him to learn and grow from this mistake.”
Stonum, from Stafford, Texas, was the team’s second-leading receiver last season, catching 49 passes for 633 yards and four touchdowns. He was also one of the team’s primary kickoff returners (22 for 513 yards), along with Jeremy Gallon.
The receiver position is considered one of the Wolverines’ strongest. If eligible, Stonum would join fellow leading returners Roy Roundtree (72 receptions, 935 yards) and Junior Hemingway (32-for-593).
AnnArbor.com reporter Lee Higgins contributed to this report. Contact Rich Rezler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 735-623-2553.