Michigan Defenisive Line Coach Greg Scruggs Resigns Following Drunk Driving Arrest

By Matt Gutridge on March 21, 2024 at 6:51 pm
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Sherrone Moore hired Greg Scruggs to be Michigan's defensive line coach on March 6. Fifteen days later, Scruggs resigned following an arrest for drunk driving.

During the early hours of Saturday, March 16, Scruggs was arrested for being suspected of driving while intoxicated. After initially refusing to take a breathalyzer test, Scruggs relented and was recorded with a BAC of 0.16, and then 0.17, at the Ann Arbor Police Station. 

From The Detroit News

According to the police report, Scruggs told officers he had been at Chop House, where he said he had two drinks, until 11:30 p.m., and then he went to Pretzel Bell, where he said he had no drinks. Officers smelled alcohol on his breath and observed bloodshot eyes, according to the police report. They administered field sobriety tests to Scruggs, who swayed during a one-leg-stand test, according to the police report.

According to the police report, Scruggs said he was new in town, and wasn't familiar with downtown. He said he was close enough to walk to his residence.

Scruggs, who told officers he was working late, "beating his ass," was arrested and taken to the Ann Arbor Police Station, and his vehicle, a 2021 black GMC Yukon Denali, was towed.

Prior to his brief stint with Michigan, Scruggs was a defensive line coach with Wisconsin (2023), the New York Jets (2022) and the University of Cincinnati (2020-21). He was a defensive tackle for the Louisville Cardinals and played for the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots during his six-year NFL career. 

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