Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has agreed to serve the three-game suspension levied by the Big Ten amid the investigation into alleged impermissible, in-person sign-stealing by a member of the UM football staff.
The university issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying that the pending litigation between UM, Harbaugh and the Big Ten has been resolved. As a result, the Big Ten has agreed to close its investigation into Michigan and Harbaugh will serve his suspension in full.
Harbaugh already missed last Saturday’s game at Penn State and will now be suspended for the Wolverines’ final two games at Maryland and the much-anticipated showdown with rival Ohio State.
“This morning, the University, Coach Harbaugh, and the Big Ten resolved their pending litigation. The Conference agreed to close its investigation, and the University and Coach Harbaugh agreed to accept the three-game suspension,” the university’s statement said. “Coach Harbaugh, with the University’s support, decided to accept this sanction to return the focus to our student-athletes and their performance on the field. The Conference has confirmed that it is not aware of any information suggesting Coach Harbaugh’s involvement in the allegations. The University continues to cooperate fully with the NCAA’s investigation.”
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