Ex-Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum responds to dismissal, indicates he'll transfer
Ousted Michigan football player Darryl Stonum is indicating he plans to transfer to play out his final year of eligibility.
The senior receiver was kicked off the team Tuesday for a violation of team rules. The school did not specify Stonum's infraction, although it's believed to be his latest probation violation and 10-day jail sentence.
He is on probation after being arrested last year on a drunken driving charge, the second of his career, and has a history of probation violations.
Stonum, who redshirted this past season and was expected to play next year for Michigan, responded Wednesday via Twitter.
"No matter where I go and colors I put on ill always bleed MAIZE n BLUE."
Stonum, from Denton, Texas, made 25 starts in his first three seasons. He finishes his career with 76 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned 62 kickoffs for 1,538 yards.
He was expected to be a big piece to next year's team, especially with the loss of top receiver Junior Hemingway and kick returner Martavious Odoms.
"I love Darryl and wish him nothing but the absolute best," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said in the release Tuesday. "However, there is a responsibility and a higher standard you must be accountable to as a University of Michigan football student-athlete. That does not and will not change.
"It's unfortunate because I believe he has grown a great deal as a person since the beginning of the season. My hope is that maturing process continues."