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Michigan Linebacker Desmond Morgan Fires Back At Former Teammate Ondre Pipkins

Former Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins, who announced last week that he'd be transferring from the school for his senior season, took a shot at new head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff Friday, claiming that they tried to force him to sign a medical scholarship to end his career with the Wolverines. ESPN's Joe Schad detailed Pipkins' accusations:

Pipkins said doctors initially told him he has some arthritis in the knee but that he should not be disqualified from competition. But as pressure continued from others within the program to sign the medical form, he was sent by Michigan back to his knee surgeon, who then recommended he rest his body for six months.

Now, current linebacker Desmond Morgan is weighing in on the situation. He thinks it's both "crazy" and "sad" what some people will do for a little media spotlight. As pointed out by Diehard Sport, Michigan recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge also retweeted Morgan's post.

It's hard to know exactly what happened here, but it's unfortunate that a player who put years of service into the program won't be offered the chance to play his senior season there. That being said, it seems like there's more to the story here.