ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan punter Will Hagerup wont travel with Michigan to Tampa, Fla., for the Outback Bowl on New Years Day and he is heartbroken.
Hagerup, the Big Ten's punter of the year, senior starting cornerback J.T. Floyd and senior linebacker Brandin Hawthorne have been suspended for the game for violation of team rules, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said last weekend.
These young men used poor judgment in each circumstance, and these suspensions are teaching moments for our team, Hoke said in a statement.
Without offering details, Hagerup said he lapsed into old habits and blames no one but himself. He was suspended the first four games of 2011 for violating team rules, and missed the 2010 Ohio State game for the same reason.
It's probably the greatest disappointment of my life, Hagerup said. I had made some pretty amazing progress with personal decisions this year, but nobody's perfect. My progress wasn't complete. I let my team down, I let my coaches down, I let my family down.
I should have stayed clear of anything harmful to me and my teammates. But I know I'm a good person. I know I'm capable of doing more good than bad.
Hagerup said he has written a letter to his teammates he hopes they will receive and read in the next few days.
I told them that regardless what happens, I'm going to be their biggest fan on Jan. 1, Hagerup said of the matchup against South Carolina.
There's no bad blood. (Hoke) takes his football hat off, and he cares about the well-being of his players. It's important for me to get with my family and friends to figure out what's important and get my life figured out.
Robinson drives with suspended license. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty Monday to driving with a suspended license, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.
He was cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license in Bath Township, Mich., early in the morning on Nov. 4.
The website reports Robinson was pulled over because he failed to signal and because he had expired registration tags on his license plate.
Robinson had to pay $870 in fines and $65 for the expired registration tags.