Big Ten can suspend Jim Harbaugh more than 2 games with approval, per report
Jim Harbaugh can be suspended more than the standard B1G policy of 2 games amid the sign-stealing investigation surrounding Michigan football.
This comes from a report via ESPN’s Heather Dinich, simply noted that while Michigan is expecting a punishment, the conference could decide to do more.
“So the Big Ten is allowed to standard policy up to a two game suspension and $10,000 fine,” Dinich said on Get Up. “Tony Petitti, he can certainly do more than that. He needs permission from an executive board. My colleague Adam Rittenberg has sources telling him that it could be more than two games and that the approval from the board, which contains members from the Big Ten’s officials, that this could happen and it could be a rubber stamp.”
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A decision for Michigan’s punishment could come down soon, potentially Thursday. If Harbaugh were to be suspended, he could miss the Wolverines’ most important games of the year to date vs. Penn State, Maryland and potentially even Ohio State. Of course, the winner of that game – if still undefeated heading into Week 13 – is very likely to reach the CFP.
We’ll see what the ruling is soon enough.