How does one explain Michigan’s shocking upset loss to FCS Appalachian State in 2007?
Ace Williams of ChatSports claims that a former Michigan player revealed to him that over half of Michigan’s defensive starters and several key offensive starters smoked marijuana hours before kickoff of the 34-32 upset over No. 5 Michigan in one of the biggest shockers in college football history.
Reads the article in part:
In a shocking revelation, this former player told me that over half of Michigan’s defensive starters and several key offensive starters partied deep into the night the night before the 2007 Michigan vs. Appalachian State game, then smoked marijuana hours before kickoff in an effort to “see how bad we can beat ‘em up if we are stoned.” The player said that the Michigan secondary and linebackers were the main participants of this group, but the ring leader was an explosive offensive playmaker, who would later be suspended during his Michigan career for failing a drug test.
Williams writes that the interview was for a piece that will be published in November detailing the Michigan coaching transition from Lloyd Carr to Rich Rodriguez, at which time he will reveal his insider source.
The accusations are damning, but take this alleged story with a grain of salt. We have never heard of ChatSports until reading this story. And at first glance the interview with the supposed former player reads like something too juicy to be true.
We’ll have to see if/how this story develops between now and November.