Connor Stalions has resigned from his position with Michigan football, the program confirmed in a statement Friday evening. This marks the latest development in the sign-stealing scandal centering on the 28-year-old human resources analyst.
Stalions is leaving Michigan a little more than two weeks after the NCAA opened an investigation into alleged improper sign-stealing by Michigan. He was suspended from duty on October 20. three days after information from an outside investigative firm triggered the NCAA investigation. In the weeks since, a wave of reports have detailed an elaborate operation that Stalsions allegedly oversaw, including – but not limited to – the purchase by Stalions of tickets to at least 11 Big Ten road games; The Stallions have extensive plans to scout Ohio State in person this season. and Stalions may be on the Central Michigan sideline during the Sept. 1 game against Michigan State — possibly wearing Chippewas gear to impersonate the team’s employees.
On Monday night, Central Michigan examined photos of a man resembling Stalions hanging with its staff during the Week 1 game. The state of Michigan was also aware of the situation and decided how to proceed.
Sign stealing is a common practice in college sports. But Stalions’ alleged methods, including personal scouting and digitally recording the signs of future opponents, have long violated the rules. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh claimed he knew nothing about the sign-stealing scheme. But footage from past games has shown Stalions often standing near Harbaugh and other key coaches, a stack of white papers in hand.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/11/03/michigan-fires-connor-stalions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_homepage Connor Stalions is on trial for sign theft in Michigan