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Jim Harbaugh accepts 3-game suspension from Big Ten in sign-stealing investigation

Ahead of a pending hearing on a motion to postpone the three-game suspension scheduled for Friday, University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has resolved the matter with the Big Ten.according to Statement released by the schoolthe coach will accept a three-game suspension and serve the remaining two penalty games.

As stated in the statement, “The university, Coach Harbaugh, and the Big Ten have resolved the pending litigation. The conference has agreed to close the investigation, and the university and Coach Harbaugh have agreed to accept a three-game suspension. Agreed. Coach Harbaugh, with the support of the university, has decided to accept this sanction in order to return his focus to his student-athletes and their performance on the field.”

The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA’s own investigation into an alleged sign-stealing operation reportedly run by former analyst Connor Stallions. Furthermore, as the statement indicates, there is no information to suggest that Mr. Harbaugh had any knowledge of the alleged sign-stealing operation.

Harbaugh was suspended for last week’s win against Penn State. The Wolverines won the game with a final score of 24-15, with Michigan State offensive coordinator Sherone Moore serving as head coach.

No. 2 Michigan heads to College Park to play Maryland this weekend and will finish the season at home against Maryland. Ohio The Saturday after Thanksgiving. Coach Harbaugh will be away from the team for both upcoming games, but will be able to coach the team this week during his suspension.

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