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Michigan AD Jim Hackett Releases Statement Regarding Threats Made Against Punter Blake O'Neill

Jim Hackett's statement about threats made to Blake O'Neill.

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Following Michigan's last-second loss to Michigan State Saturday night, a number of college football "fans" took to Twitter to vent their frustration by tweeting directly at punter Blake O'Neill, whose fumble led to the Spartans' game-winning score. Many users threatened O'Neill and urged him to commit suicide. 

Sunday morning, Michigan interim AD Jim Hackett addressed the situation, releasing a statement on the matter. It's clear that the school isn't happy with the conduct of many of its supporters. Via Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News:

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To be clear - it isn't just Michigan's fan base that we've seen this from - it's happened a number of times before. Regardless, it needs to stop.