Central Michigan investigating sideline photo of man who resembles Connor Stalions
Central Michigan says it is investigating a photo that shows a man resembling suspended Michigan staffer Connor Stalions on its sideline during a game earlier this season.
That’s according to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Adam Rittenberg. The photo, which emerged on social media late Monday night, shows a man who resembles Stalions on CMU’s sideline during its game vs. Michigan State earlier this season.
“We are in the process of determining the facts surrounding them,” Central Michigan athletic director Amy Folan said in a statement to ESPN. “As this process is ongoing, we have no further comment at this time.”
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CMU played Michigan State back on Sept. 1 of this year. Michigan hosted East Carolina on Sept. 2.
Here’s the photo that has been circulating from the FS1 broadcast:
Well, well, well…
Is that Connor Stalions wearing CMU gear, on the CMU sidelines as they opened their season up against Michigan State? pic.twitter.com/Bxl8Bzeail
— AthletesInSpace (@AthletesInSpace) October 31, 2023
Stalions has become the center of a NCAA investigation into an alleged sign-stealing scheme within the Wolverines program. Stalions is alleged to have paid people to video tape the sidelines of future Michigan opponents in an effort to steal their signals.
This would be the first time Stalions himself has been placed on the sideline of a future Michigan opponent.