Sport Outrageous Details Emerge of Michigan Performance Director's DUI Rampage

18:52  14 march  2018
18:52  14 march  2018 Source:   12up.com

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Fergus Connolly is the director of performance for Michigan Wolverines football. But news is spreading of his DUI arrest on March 5th, and his performance during the incident was not the mark of a champion.

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Fergus Connolly is the director of performance for Michigan Wolverines football. But news is spreading of his DUI arrest on March 5th, and his performance during the incident was... not the mark of a champion.

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Connolly who was taken into custody by Ann Arbor police after he totaled his SUV, which appears to have been university-issued. In addition to ruining a parked car, Connolly reportedly resisted arrest and was visibly intoxicated after leaving the vehicle. On top of all that, he was found barefoot and bloodied after the hit-and-run.

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Connolly’ s responsibilities on the Michigan football staff included overseeing the sports science training program and acting as the director of operations last season. This was an easy decision to make for Michigan given the details learned from Connolly’ s arrest, which we covered the other day.

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According to the official police report, Connolly told one officer that he would "put him in a wheelchair," and proceeded to scream profanities at lab technicians and other law enforcement personnel. According to one witness, he had to be restrained to a chair after wildly swinging at an officer and striking him in the arm.

After being taken to the hospital due to his injuries and getting handcuffed to his bed, Connolly allegedly grabbed one officer by the throat. Shortly after, he bit a UM emergency technician on the arm. (He did not break skin, according to the victim's account.)

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Remember Fergus Connolly, the Michigan director of performance and director of football operations who got a DUI at 11:50 a.m. on a Monday? Of course you do. That story went nuts last week. Well…the newshounds in Michigan went searching for the police report and finally got their hands on it.

According to his bio, Fergus' title is actually Director of Performance Science. I guess that makes it a little narrower than Perfornance Studies because Littering is what you get when you violently assault a female with your fist over there. For a dui in eggs&ham county, you probably get a free uber ride.

The strangest part in all this, however? The university has not made the decision to fire Connolly.

Connolly is the second major figure around the Wolverines' football program to be arrested for DUI during Jim Harbaugh's tenure as head coach; associate AD Jim Minick was rung up back in 2015. Michigan football's lack of action after these details surfaced is not a good look for the program, which needs to prove that it has zero tolerance for such dangerous behavior.

But take a step back for a moment-- is this story the craziest thing you've read today, or the craziest thing you've read this month?

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