Michigan Director of Performance Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving

By Andrew Lind on March 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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Michigan director of performance, Fergus Connolly, was arrested around noon Monday on suspicion of drunken driving. He has not been formally charged by police.

In a statement, the Michigan athletic department said: "We are aware of an incident involving Fergus Connolly. We are still awaiting more detailed information before commenting further." 

[Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew] Lige would not release additional details of the incident.

"We have lab results that need to be submitted before charges can be brought," Lige said. "That will take several weeks."

Connolly is the second staff member under head coach Jim Harbaugh to be arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, as Jim Minick — then-Wolerines associate athletic director for football — pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was sentenced to eight months of probation in May 2015.

Harbaugh has also had a similar run-in with police, as he was also arrested on a charge of drunken driving after running a stop sign in Nov. 2005, when he was the head coach at the University of San Diego.

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