Earlier this month, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke suspended sophomore wide receiver Csont’e York for “failing to meet team standards.” What you’re about to see in the below video, released by Ann Arbor police and originally posted by MLive.com, seems to suggest that York may have to worry about more than just his status on the Wolverines football team. The clip allegedly shows York sucker-punching a 23-year-old man after an argument outside Scorekeepers Bar and Grille.
Details of the victim’s condition are particularly disturbing. From MLive.com:
The victim appears to have not known the punch was coming. It knocked out a tooth and broke his jaw in three places, requiring it to be wired shut and necessitating the temporary use of a breathing tube, according to the police report, which was obtained along with the video via a Freedom of Information Act request.
Here’s the video. York and his teammate, Da’Mario Jones, had apparently gotten into an argument “about hockey and football.”
According to the report, York will be charged with aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.
If all is as it appears, you have to think York’s career at Michigan is over. The sophomore pass-catcher appeared in just one game during his freshman season.