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Member Of Michigan Football Staff Allegedly Bit Someone After His Drunk Driving Arrest

General view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: General view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This isn't the type of distraction Jim Harbaugh wants to deal with this off-season.

In a police report obtained by MLive.com, Fergus Connolly, who is Michigan Football's Director of Performance was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. The incident occurred on March 5 and according to the police report, Connolly allegedly crashed an SUV, resisted arrest, choked a security guard and bit a lab technician while in custody. It is not yet known whether or not the vehicle was issued by the university.

According to police, the 40-year-old denied that he was intoxicated. Connolly was also allegedly aggressive while resisting arrest - refusing to take a breathalyzer test and yelling obscenities.

Connolly also reportedly told an officer he would "put him in a wheelchair."

Police discovered Connelly standing in a snowbank, his feet were bare and bloodied. Officers also noticed his speech was blurred and he did not have any form of identification on him.

Connolly has not formally been charged by police. They are awaiting the results of a laboratory test, which could take weeks to process. Connolly's attorney declined to provide a comment to MLive.com on the report until formal charges are filed by police.

As of Wednesday morning, Connolly is still listed as an employee on Michigan's athletic website. According to the site, Connolly is in his second year with Michigan and in 2017, the school added Director of Operations duties to his title.