Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bad boys, bad boys

Apparently TE Carson Butler did not think the ice he was skating on was thin enough so he went out with teammate CB Chris Richards on St. Patrick's Day and picked up some criminal charges. Allegedly, Butler and Richards committed an unprovoked attack on a fellow student in the West Quad residence hall on St. Patrick's Day (Saturday, March 17, 2007). Consequently, Butler and Richards were arraigned today (March 21, 2007) in 15th District Court on one count of aggravated assault [MCL 750.81a (1)] and one count of assault and battery [MCL 750.81 (1)] each. They were each released on $5,000 personal bond and they each have a pre-trial hearing March 27th at 1:30 p.m. before the Hon. Ann E. Mattson. The 15th District Court case no. for Butler's case is 07-0333-SM. The 15th District Court case no. for Richards' case is 07-0332-SM. Also, Richards has been suspended from the team.

In other legal news, it was made public that DE Eugene Germany was ticketed for marijuana possession in Ann Arbor on Feb. 12, according to court records. Germany admitted responsibility and paid a $50 fine on February 20, 2007. That case was 15th District Court case no. 07W127813-ON. Germany is no longer on the Michigan Football team. He recently was granted a release from his scholarship so he can transfer again. Germany had originally transferred to Michigan after having previously attended Southern California. Go Blue!

*Note: Photo of Carson Butler (85) by John T. Greilick/The Detroit News

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