Michigan football coach Brady Hoke on Darryl Stonum's status: 'It hasn't changed'
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said this afternoon there has been no change in the status of senior receiver Darryl Stonum.
Stonum, who redshirted this season after being charged last year with his second drunken driving arrest, was ticketed Thursday morning for driving with a revoked license shortly after meeting with his probation officer.
Courts records indicate he also lied to the probation officer about how he arrived at his appointment, saying a female friend brought him there.
That hasn't affected his role with the team — yet.
"Until we know everything, it hasn’t changed," Hoke said today at a previously scheduled season wrap-up news conference.
When asked if he was concerned about Stonum's decision-making, Hoke simply replied, "No."
Stonum's next court hearing is Friday morning, when he could face possible jail time.
The senior has been commended throughout the year by Hoke for accepting his redshirt season and playing well on scout teams. By all accounts, Stonum had been fulfilling his requirements, both legally and with the team.
He had received 12 satisfactory probation reviews.
But he's also had problems complying with the law and probation in the past.
Stonum was jailed for three days in 2010 for repeated probation violations stemming from his first drunken driving arrest, which came when he was a freshman in 2008. He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
Stonum has started 25 games at Michigan. He has 76 catches for six touchdowns and 1,008 yards receiving in three seasons. He was the team's second-leading receiver last year and was expected to be the team's go-to guy next year with Junior Hemingway graduating.
He also was expected to start at kick returner, where he excelled in the 2010 season.
Stonum talked about that return on Tuesday shortly after the Wolverines beat Virginia Tech 23-20 in the Sugar Bowl.
“It was a learning experience,” Stonum told the Michigan Daily. “It was pretty hard. But everything happens for a reason. I’m just glad Coach Hoke kept me around to be a part of this. And I’m back — I’m back now.”