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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


The University in Michigan has expelled Brendan Gibbons, the Wolverine football player who was mysteriously absent from their December bowl game. Here is the original report from the Michigan Daily. Here are some other reports about it:

Gibbons kicked four field goals over the last two years against Michigan State, accounting for 12 of the 18 points given up by the Spartans in the last two games. No touchdowns were scored by Michigan in those games.

Gibbons did not play in the final regular season game against Ohio STATE, and UM Coach Brady Hoke said it was due to a "muscle problem". Asked about the absence of Gibbons on the bowl trip, Hoke said the player was attending to "family business". The Detroit Free Press reports that both statements made by Hoke regarding Gibbons came after the university process had concluded and expulsion was imminent.

The expulsion is believed to be the first against any student in at least two years at Michigan.

(Interesting to note that MLive waited until just before Noon today to report this story. Every major media outlet had this story last night, but not MLive.)


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  1. Are you kidding me?
    I keep looking at the dates of everything and do not get it. Wasn't it way back in August 2011 that we all found the reports of Gibbons and Lewan, and the school was covering it up for another 2 years? And then we have Hoke telling him to think of "brunette girls" before he kicked the final points in the Sugar Bowl in 2011?
    Are you KIDDING me? Outstanding, Michigan Man. Just outstanding.

  2. Yes sir, I believe you have the correct chronology. The incident took place in November 2009, so as fas as a "cover-up", I guess you could track all the way back to that date and say four years.

    Also remember that TAYLOR LEWAN took up Gibbons' cause and threatened the victim with "re-rape" if she didn't keep quiet.

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  4. What I find particularly enlightening is the many comments by UM alumni and supporters. A must read.

  5. UM waits over 3 years.
    D'Antonio made a decision on Bullough before Dave Brandon finished his morning dump.
    "Family business", says Hoke. Can a head coach blatantly lie, time after time (Gardner and his "turf toe" injury), without consequence? Especially at the paragon of virtue and integrity that is the University of Michigan?

    1. Forgive me. Make that 4 years - not 3.

  6. From what appears to be an attorney:

    Bill Ogden · Attorney at Bill Ogden, Attorney at Law

    November 20, 2013

    University of Michigan’s Office of Student Conflict Resolution files a report that is signed by Associate Director of the OSCR Stacy Vander Velde that finds that the University determined that a preponderance of evidence supports “a finding that the Respondent engaged in unwanted or unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, committed without valid consent, and that conduct was so severe as to create a hostile, offensive, or abusive environment. The ‘Respondent’ of the letter is Brendan Gibbons.
    Per school policy, the Michigan football coaching staff and senior athletic department officials, including Dave Brandon, receive a copy of this finding. No one did anything.

    November 23, 2013

    3 days after the schools finding, Gibbons plays and kicks 3 extra points in a 24-21 loss to Iowa. Brady Hoke allows Gibbons to play despite the findings of the same school that pay’s Hoke’s multi-million dollar salary.
    Brady Hoke was basically told: Your employer thinks this kid is a rapist.
    Facing intense job scrutiny, Hoke played Gibbons against Iowa, a game many said was a must-win for the embattled coach. He played a player that his employer deemed a sexual predator 3 days earlier.

    November 30, 2013

    On senior day, Gibbons does not play against Ohio State. Brady Hoke lies to the media, alumni and fans by saying Gibbons was hurt.

    December 16th, 2013

    Hoke’s lies on Gibbons continue, saying the kicker is still injured but it continuing to practice with the team: “He’s a little iffy,” Hoke said, “He’s kicking a little bit. But I don’t want to over-kick him. I’ve never been a kicker, so I can’t imagine that (muscle) problem. So he’s a little iffy.”

    Either Hoke let’s an accused rapist continue to practice with the team prepping for a bowl game, or he covers up for an accused rapist by lying for him and completely marginalizing the severity of the allegations that the university has bestowed upon Gibbons.

  7. There are several NCAA infractions involved here. The lack of high standards of ethical conduct by the Coach and AD do violate the NCAA rules. This rapist was technically expelled the moment that letter was signed and UM athletics knowingly allowed an ineligible player on the field.

    NCAA, of course, will do nothing about this.

  8. Mister Old Glories,

    We appreciate and respect your contributions to our comment threads. The content from the attorney is very interesting, especially the timelines. We would like to expand that source material into another full story.

    Would you be able to please give us a link to follow in order to get that material first-hand? Thanks, and we will certainly give you credit/attribution for finding the source.


  9. SpartanMan82,

    Thank you for the kind words. I can't accept too much of it though - in fact, the material I found was from the Detroit Free Press article that is linked to above. I just followed the link again and what you'll want to do is scroll to the bottom and click "View Comments". There you can enjoy browsing through Mr. Ogden's comments and the chUMp response (his original post was, I believe, on Jan 28th at 10:41pm).
    He appears to be linked to a Facebook account. From there, the trail ends for me. But I trust you enterprising Spartans at DumpTheChUMps can find the man himself.


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