The Michigan Wolverines are coming off a bye week and all was projected to be quiet in Ann Arbor until in-state rival Michigan State arrives on Saturday night for the annual battle between the two programs. However, sophomore cornerback Nate Johnson was caught up in legal trouble over the weekend, as Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports he was arrested on the Michigan campus as a result of an alleged assault.
Now, Sam Webb of Michigan Insider brings word that Johnson has been dismissed from the Wolverines football program on a permanent basis.
The original report from MLive.com cited that Johnson was immediately “suspended indefinitely from all team activities” but, in a matter of hours, that has seemingly escalated to a full-fledged dismissal. The original report indicated that Johnson and his accuser were in a “dating relationship” and the now-former Michigan defensive back was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence and released on $5,000 bond.
More information will likely come to the surface in the future but, for now, we know that Nate Johnson was arrested and charged over the weekend and that Jim Harbaugh reportedly wasted no time in dismissing him from the program. Stay tuned as details emerge.