Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh announced Monday—in his way—that Shelton Johnson and Ahmir Mitchell have been suspended. Further details have yet to be released.
Harbaugh said that two of the three players who weren’t present for a team picture earlier this month had been suspended. Those three players were Johnson, Mitchell, and Kareem Walker. He didn’t specify which two, but a team spokesman later confirmed that Walker was not suspended.
So here we are.
Shelton Johnson and Ahmir Mitchell are the suspended players
— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) August 15, 2016
Harbaugh didn't like a follow-up asking for suspension lengths. "I just said we’d handle it internally. Thank you" and ….done
— angelique (@chengelis) August 15, 2016
Johnson, a 3-star defensive lineman in the class of 2014, redshirted his freshman season in Ann Arbor. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and several others.
Mitchell, a 4-star wide receiver and true freshman, enrolled at Michigan in January. He, too, was a highly-recruited player, choosing Michigan over the likes of Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Michigan State.
Neither player was expected to be a significant contributor in 2016.
When asked to elaborate Monday, Harbaugh didn’t seem particularly interested.