Another weekend, another arrest in college football. What a shocker.
This time, it was Michigan junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Toussaint was arrested by the Saline Police Department in Ann Arbor on Saturday night with charges of operating a vehicle while impaired, according to the Detective Don Lupi. He was arrested at 11:45 p.m. in downtown Ann Arbor.
Toussaint reportedly took a breathalyzer test where his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08. He was shortly taken to the Saline Police Department until sober.
This is disappointing news for Michigan and its football team. Toussaint, from Youngstown, OH, came on strong last year starting 11 out of 12 games for the Wolverines rushing for 1,041 yards and eight touchdowns. Himself and Denard Robinson were a deadly one-two punch that helped Michigan have one of the deadliest rushing attacks in all of college football.
Robinson may be missing his friend in the backfield for a game or two this season as Toussaint has been suspended indefinitely.
Head coach Brady Hoke will not tolerate his team being wrapped up in the trending theme now a days in college football with athletes being arrested. Most recently, a lot of arrests have been involving alcohol and driving.
Michigan plays Alabama to open the season in Cowboys Stadium on September, 1st. The Wolverines will need both Robinson and Toussaint to go up against the Tides stingy defense.
Behind Toussaint in the backfield is senior Vincent Smith and sophomore Thomas Rawls.
Of course it’s difficult for players to not be around alcohol. They still are in college and part of college is partying and having a good time. However, players need to realize they have a lot more to lose than most other students.
Drinking and driving should be at the top of their “must not” list.
Many haven’t received the memo yet.
Will Wilson is writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.