Michigan Suspends Star Player
Michigan suspended a star player this week.
Things have gone from bad to worse ever since the Wolverines made it to the No. 4 spot in the AP Poll earlier this year.
The most recent blow came on Monday when the program was forced to suspended point guard Zavier Simpson for the Nebraska game on Tuesday night.
Simpson was suspended for “violation of team policies,” the school announced.
〽️🏀’s Juwan Howard has announced Zavier Simpson has been suspended for violation of team policies and will miss the Nebraska game Tuesday night. #GoBlue
— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) January 27, 2020
“Juwan Howard has announced Zavier Simpson has been suspended for violation of team policies and will miss the Nebraska game Tuesday night,” the official Michigan basketball account tweeted out.
“While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from,” head coach Juwan Howard said.
“We take these matters and consequences very seriously. Moving forward, we will continue to handle this matter appropriately within our program and basketball family.”
Simpson has been a key piece of Michigan’s offense, averaging nearly 13 points per outing along with eight assists and four rebounds.
The Wolverines got off to an 8-0 start this season with victories over the likes of Gonzaga and North Carolina. Unfortunately, they have gone 4-8 since that undefeated beginning.