Jim Harbaugh and Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel have issued statements after DL Mazi Smith was charged with felony gun possession on Thursday.

Smith was charged with carrying a concealed weapon stemming from a traffic stop that occurred back in October. The DL and Wolverine team captain has played in each game since, and it appears that he will continue to play going forward, according to Manuel and Harbaugh.

Manuel stated “Based on the information communicated to us, we will continue to allow the judicial process to play out. Mazi will continue to participate as a member of the team.”

Harbaugh echoed the athletic director’s sentiments, stating “Mazi’s character and the trust that he has earned over the past 4 years will continue to be considered throughout the process.”

Michigan takes on Purdue for the B1G Title on Saturday.