Apr 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines OL Graham Glasgow pleads to lesser charge in OWI case


Earlier this offseason, Michigan Wolverines starting offensive lineman Graham Glasgow was suspended for a portion of spring practice for a “violation of team expectations,” following a driving-related arrest.

It was later revealed that Glasgow was charged with a DUI, but according to Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com, Glasgow will plead guilty to a lesser charge of operating while impaired.

According to the initial police report, he was pulled over after driving erratically and having a female passenger hanging halfway out of his vehicle. On the scene Glasgow admitted to drinking five beers and failed field sobriety tests.

However, new information revealed it was more like 10 or 12 beers according to Glasgow himself.

He registered a 0.11 blood-alcohol level at the scene, according to Mark Synder of the Detroit Free Press. Later, he registered a 0.13 at the Ann Arbor Police Department Security Datamaster room. In Michigan, the legal limit is 0.08. 

Michigan lost both tackles to graduation, and Glasgow was expected to be a leader on an embattled offensive line. Last season Michigan ran for an average of 125.7 yards per game, which was 11th in the Big Ten. The line also gave up 36 sacks, which was tied for 10th in the conference.

It was that performance that helped lead Hoke to fire long-time assistant Al Borges and hire Doug Nussmeier from Alablama as offensive coordinator.

Glasgow returned to the team for a portion of spring practice, but will remain suspended for the season opener against Appalachian State.

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