Michigan RB Toussaint suspended after arrest

BY foxsports • July 23, 2012

University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was suspended by coach Brady Hoke on Monday after the player's arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Toussaint, who was expected to be the Wolverines' No. 1 tailback this season, was arrested Saturday night in Saline, Mich.

"Fitz made a poor decision and has been suspended indefinitely because of that action," Hoke said in a statement about Toussaint, who rushed for 1,041 yards last season. "There are expectations that come with being a football student-athlete at the University of Michigan and those responsibilities were not met in this instance. We will use this as an opportunity to educate Fitz and make sure he understands the high standards that we have established within our program."

Michigan opens the season Sept. 1 against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

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