Just last week, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced that wide receiver Csont’e York had been suspended indefinitely and would not join the team for fall camp.
“Csont’e York is suspended indefinitely for failing to meet team standards and will not report for fall camp,” said Michigan head coach Brady Hoke in a statement. “We demand that every person in our program represent the University of Michigan and the Michigan football program the right way on and off the field. When people fall short of that, there are consequences.”
Now of course, many fans wanted to know what team standards did York fail to meet? After patiently waiting, we now that York is facing multiple assault charges.
According to MLive.com, York will be charged with three counts of assault relating to an offense committed on July 18, per a warrant filed Friday in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court.
The records show York will face one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery. All three of these charges are misdemeanors.
Ann Arbor police have not yet released any details about the incident.
In the state of Michigan, the charge of assault or assault and battery is a misdemeanor that is “punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.”
The charge of aggravated assault is “punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.”
I don’t know about you but I definitely find this news very unfortunate. For starters, I never like to see a bright and talented young man like York getting into trouble with the law or otherwise. Plus, this limits almost any chance we had of getting to see York compete this season.
The Michigan native sat out most of last season as a red-shirt, only appearing in one game as a reserve wide receiver. However, coming into this season, York was expected to fight for time at wide receiver. I don’t know about you but I feel with York’s size and overall skill level, he very well could have earned playing time this season with the Wolverines.
During his time at Chandler Park Academy, York was dual-sport athlete, who played both basketball and football. While he thrived in both sports, it was on the football field that scouts feel in love with his game, including Michigan.
At 6-foot-3 and 191 pounds, York already has great size but what helps him to stand out, is his great ball skills. When I say he has great ball skills, I’m talking about his natural ability to catch the ball at its highest point and not catch it with his body. Unlike so many young receivers, he always catches the ball with his hands. If that’s not enough, he is also physical and athletic receiver, who knows how to create separation and is never afraid to jump and make an acrobatic play.
However, by not following team rules and the law, York has probably missed a great opportunity to see some snaps this year, which is extremely unfortunate for him as well as for his team.
According to reports, York is scheduled to be arraigned on August 22nd and although, coach Hoke met with the media earlier this week, but chose not elaborate on the situation with York.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit
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