Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended for one game after he allegedly interfered with the play of a Michigan State player.
Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended for one game on October 26, 2021 after he allegedly interfered with a Michigan State player during the Wolverines’ loss to the Spartans. In the third quarter of the game, Harbaugh is seen approaching a player who is running toward him and shoving him. The two players then exchange words before getting into each other’s faces.
Harbaugh had previously been fined $10,000 for verbally abusing an official during the Wolverines’ loss to Notre Dame on October 12th. This was not his first time being disciplined by Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel either; in 2019, he was suspended from Twitter after sending out several tweets critical of then-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.
What is an NCAA violation?
The NCAA is a collegiate athletics association that oversees more than 1,200 schools and more than 350,000 student athletes across all three divisions. The association has rules in place to ensure that all student athletes are receiving an education while also having opportunities to compete athletically. These rules are referred to as violations and can result in fines or suspensions for coaches if they are broken.