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Posted on Thu, May 26, 2011 : 7:12 p.m.

Police called, former Michigan QB Tate Forcier hospitalized after hanging from third-story window

By Rich Rezler

An unidentified woman called Grand Rapids police when former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier locked himself in a bedroom and was hanging from a third-story window last month.

WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids acquired a police officer report from the incident today, but several details were redacted and officers wouldn't further discuss the case because of medical privacy laws.


Police were called when Tate Forcier, who left the Michigan football program in January, was reportedly hanging from a third-story window in Grand Rapids last month. file photo

According to details available in the report, Forcier locked himself in a bedroom of a third-floor apartment complex in Grand Rapids on April 22 and was hanging out the window when a woman, concerned that he would jump, called police. Forcier has a girlfriend that lives in the complex, the station reported.

The report says officers convinced Forcier to open the bedroom door. He was not arrested, but was transported to a hospital.

After starting all 12 games as a freshman at Michigan in 2009, Forcier was a backup to Denard Robinson in 2010. He was ruled academically ineligible before the 2011 Gator Bowl.

By the time new coach Brady Hoke was hired on Jan. 12, it was announced that Forcier was no longer with the Wolverines' program.

In February, he announced he would transfer to Miami (Fla.), but changed his mind earlier this month.

On Tuesday, he told ESPN college football writer Joe Schad that he was considering Auburn, Kansas State, Montana, USC, San Diego State and San Diego.



Sun, May 29, 2011 : 11:46 p.m.

Clearly Tater needs some help and I can only hope he gets well because he has the talent and to just go and throw all that away

Huron 74

Sun, May 29, 2011 : 3:35 p.m.

Over the past few decades we have seen so many young people who were incredibly famous at one time and then suffered a "fall from grace", for whatever reason. We adore them when they are doing things we love (like making touchdowns for Michigan football!) and then put them under a microscope when their lives fall apart. If this had been any other kid, who had never been famous, this would not be news. We are all part of that microscope.

Homeland Conspiracy

Sat, May 28, 2011 : 11:39 a.m.

Don't most bedroom door locks... lock from the inside?

1st Down

Fri, May 27, 2011 : 3:57 a.m.

bizarre....hope you get the help you need Tate and get it together...


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 2:28 a.m.

This happened last month, and Forcier doesn't even play for the program anymore. Why is it suddenly deemed "newsworthy" now? It's like the MSM has nothing to do so they want to continue piling on anyone connected to the last three years of UM football. It must be a tough situation. Nobody is allowed to criticize the new regime, but there is a lot of pent-up criticism. I guess it has to go somewhere. I have a great idea. Why not just support Brady Hoke without throwing the old regime and its players under the bus? It's not an either/or proposition.


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 5:23 p.m.

"I have a great idea. Why not just support Brady Hoke without throwing the old regime and its players under the bus?" So NOW you want to start doing this ?


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 4:16 p.m.

It IS news. It's not anything to do with former coach, but everything to do with a former star football player. Same as Jalen Rose's coverage. I just hope that he gets it together. Amazing how it can all unravel so quickly.


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 1:59 p.m.

Who or what is "MSM?"


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 1:01 a.m.

He was probably just planking.

David Briegel

Fri, May 27, 2011 : 12:43 a.m.

And we don't need any clarification on "hanging"? Give us a break. "Hanging" by the neck? Fingertips? Toenails? Come on. What rumors? Did RichRod ignore his "needs"? Like everyone else I hope Tate can get his act together and live up to his potential. Heck, go to a MAC school or anywhere and have a great time! You are young, have the fun you deserve!


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 12:33 a.m.

I think that he was probably just drunk or something and pulled a prank and someone freaked out and called the police. They took him to the hospital because he agreed to it and not because he was in any need of any medical attention. If this took a month to come out I can't believe that it was all that big of a deal when it happened, otherwise this news would have surfaced much sooner.


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 5:48 p.m.

I would venture to guess he was more than drunk...


Fri, May 27, 2011 : 12:23 a.m.

Sadly this does not surprise me. Tate needs to stop worrying about where he is going to play football next and get his life together. If even half of the rumors about the things he was doing while on campus are true he has a lot of things to deal with before even thinking about fotball.

John B.

Thu, May 26, 2011 : 11:47 p.m.

Wow - most unfortunate. Glad he is OK. I hope Tate and his family get the help they need to assist him in dealing with his issues.