On Tuesday, the Michigan Daily reported that senior Michigan Wolverine kicker Brendan Gibbons had been “permanently separated” from the university as of December 20th, 2013.
That news would support the fact that Gibbons did not attend the Wolverines’ post-season bowl game in Arizona when the team played against the Kansas State Wildcats and subsequently lost 31-14. In fact, Gibbons also didn’t play in the team’s final regular season game against Ohio State.
At the time, head football coach Brady Hoke commented publicly that Gibbons had returned home for a “family matter.”
On Wednesday, the University of Michigan released their official position on the matter.
Recently the school had taken public criticism directed at their handling of the matter involving Gibbons.
Although no charges had been filed, Gibbons was accused of a sexual assault in the incident from 2009 that involved a one-time female student friend.
The school defended the fact that it took them 4 years to take action because they acted in accordance to the school’s policy “in effect at the time.”
The release also stated that the University now “adheres to the institution’s policy on sexual misconduct by students, which was adopted in 2013.”
For more information on this unfortunate matter, please see the original news report from The Michigan Daily.