Are the Michigan Wolverines Sending People To Steal Opposing Teams’ Signs?
The University of Michigan football program has another new investigation going on alleging it sent people to opposing team games to steal signs which is illegal.
Remember New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Getting Busted?
Longtime NFL football coach of the New England Patriots Bill Belichick got busted in 2007 for authorizing his staff to film the New Your Jets defensive signals from an on-filed location.
What became known as "Spygate" led to the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the 87-year NFL history when Belichick was fined $500,000. The New England Patriots were fined $250,000 and lost their first-round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Stealing the opposing team's signals in the NFL is highly illegal, but it is a no-no in college football too and the Michigan Wolverine football program is now under investigation for breaking a similar rule.
U of M Football Program Under Investigation By NCAA
Michigan Wolverine coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended for the first 3 season games this year because of his refusal to cooperate with the NCAA about potential recruiting violations during the 2020 COVID-19 dead period.
Just yesterday another investigation was launched by the NCAA regarding U of M alleged violations regarding in-person scouting. Sportswire via Getty Images
I know that a "Hat-Trick" is a hockey term for 3 goals scored by a person in one game but that name can be applied to the amount of investigations the Wolverine football program is involved in.
The NCAA is now taking a look at whether Michigan allegedly sent people to games of future opponents to steal signals which is completely illegal.
According to FOX 17, the Big Ten Conference has been notified by the NCAA that an investigation is taking place involving the alleged stealing of signs from future opponents. The Big Ten in turn had to notify Michigan State University about it because of Saturday's game between the two teams and other future opponents.
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