ESPN’s Ed Cunningham called Michigan on Tuesday night to admit his mistake over his speculation regarding the status of star DB Jourdan Lewis, according to The Detroit News‘ Angelique Chengelis.
Lewis, one of the country’s top defensive backs, didn’t play in Saturday’s season-opening win against Hawaii. Cunningham, unaware Lewis wasn’t 100 percent healthy and was held out for injury reasons, speculated Lewis may have been forced to sit due to a suspension or for discipline reasons.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wasn’t happy about the suggestion, calling out Cunningham on Monday by saying he “got way out over his skis.”
Chengelis reported that ESPN often gets an update ahead of time if a player won’t get to play but that ESPN didn’t get advance notice on Lewis.
Harbaugh calls out Ed Cunningham by name for making a 'risky' claim that Jourdan Lewis was suspended..'One of the finest men on the team.'
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) September 5, 2016
No. 5 Michigan is scheduled to play Central Florida at noon on Saturday on ABC.