Michigan Pushing Back Against Big Ten With Legal Action

Michigan Pushing Back Against Big Ten With Legal Action

The University of Michigan has voiced its dissent towards the Big Ten’s choice to suspend Jim Harbaugh for the complete duration of the 2023 season, as anticipated.

Michigan has declared its intention to petition Jim Harbaugh for a court order halting the implementation of the disciplinary action.

“As are all Big Ten Conference members, we are entitled to a fair, deliberative, and reflective procedure to ascertain the complete set of facts prior to rendering a verdict.

Commissioner Tony Petitti’s action today is in direct opposition to the Conference’s own manual, cheats on fundamental principles of due process, and establishes a disastrous precedent by imposing penalties prior to the conclusion of an investigation.

“… To ensure fairness in the process, we intend to seek a court order, together with Coach Harbaugh, preventing this disciplinary action from taking effect.”

The Big Ten issued a public statement on Friday announcing Harbaugh’s suspension through the 2023 season. The chief coach of the Wolverines is permitted to coach the team during the week but is not permitted to miss any games on the sidelines.

As a result, Harbaugh will be ineligible to accompany Michigan to its top-10 matchup against No. 9 Penn State tomorrow.

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