After dropping what may have been a game-tying touchdown pass against Penn State, Michigan WR Ronnie Bell quickly became the main target of some fans' wrath. But one particular lashing out came in the form of a cruel email to Bell that was quickly revealed to the public.
The message, which was shared by his father, came from a Michigan fan who called for Bell to "do us all a favor and never play football again." Bell's father handled the issue with class.
Now it appears that the Michigan fan who sent Bell the email has apologized.
In an email to Larry Lage of the Associated Press, Connor Grady - a Michigan alumnus - revealed that he apologized to Bell and his family.
Grady admitted that his conduct was not acceptable and that he would "make no excuses" for his behavior. He further apologized for having embarrassed Michigan by acting that way.
Michigan went on to lose the game 28-21 at Beaver Stadium, falling to 5-2 on the season. Their Big Ten title hopes are all but gone.
But as frustrated as fans might be, Bell is not solely responsible for the loss.
Even quarterback Shea Patterson admitted that they might have had a better chance of scoring if he had tried to run the ball rather than throw it.