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Sunday, June 5, 2011

How much will Darryl Stonum Play This Season?

I am Huge Michigan fan and I hate to report anything negative in our program so this story may be a little bias.  With everything going so good with Michigan now at days from our new coach busting his butt on the recruiting scene and the downfall of OSU. We can not forget that we are not immune to some distractions. And that is what this  Darryl Stonum story is to me just a little distraction from everything so great at Michigan. Last season as a Junior (2010) Darryl... earned his third varsity letter ... played all 13 contests and started 12 games at wide receiver ... second-leading receiver with 49 catches for 633 yards and four touchdowns ... returned 22 kickoffs for 513 yards ... caught a team-high five passes for 34 yards and had a 19-yard kick return vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4).  This week Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while impaired in Ann Arbor’s 15th District court. In exchange for the plea, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge of driving with a suspended license. Darryl had a pretty good lawyer but the question is how much playing time will this talented star receiver see? Without being in his shoes its easy to criticize his actions. But I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and say we all make mistakes just some of us never get caught. My hope is that this will be a learning experience for him. And that if he don't make better decisions  his dreams of ever playing in the NFL may be over. I really believe if Brady Hoke allows him back on the field You could see something very special. I feel that this situation will make him stronger and bring out the best in him. I'm leaving it up to Coach Hoke to make that decision. And lets hope Darryl goes down the right path and don't allow this situation to self destruct him! We all wish the best for all our players and I wish the best for Mr. Stonum.