Jul 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines player Taylor Lewan is interviewed during the Big Ten media day at the Chicago Hilton. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s Taylor Lewan will not be punished by Big Ten

The Big Ten has ruled that Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan will not be punished any further his actions this past week in East Lansing against Michigan State.  Lewan twisted the face mask of Spartan Isaiah Lewis while he was laying on the ground; an action both Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and Lewan himself have called unacceptable.  Lewan apologized and Spartans head coach Mike Dantonio has said he accepted it and that combined with the fact Lewan was penalized for the incident, the Big Ten has decided not to levy any further punishment.

Michigan State went on to a crushing victory over Michigan 29-6.  The Wolverines prepare to play Nebraska this week in Ann Arbor.  This is a relatively small blip on the Michigan Wolverines disappointing season.  They currently sit at 6-2 with a 2-2 record in the Legends Division.  They still have an outside shot at getting to the Big Ten title game, but need to win out and get help from the Cornhuskers and another opponent to take down Michigan State.

The larger question is with Lewan and how he goes into the NFL Draft, but even then, this should be a pretty small issue that he should be able to get by without incident.  He projects to be picked in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.

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