Former four-star running back O’Maury Samuels, who was kicked off the team in December following an alleged domestic assault charge, has officially announced he’s transferring from Michigan.
Samuels tweeted out on Thursday night that he’ll be leaving the University of Michigan and exploring other opportunities. He has spent the last two seasons in Ann Arbor.
“I have decided to transfer from the University of Michigan to explore other opportunities to continue my education and play college football,” Samuels wrote. “Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through this time.”
New beginning 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/Ll8pICGKGE
— O'maury Samuels (@shmallzxxiii) February 8, 2019
Samuels recently reached a plea deal regarding the alleged domestic assault incident that occurred in December, in which that charge was dropped. He plead guilty for malicious destruction of property valued at $200 or less. He admitted to taking a woman’s phone and throwing it to the ground and breaking it.
With the plea deal, Samuels is expected to face a fine and probation.
“There was no proof that I hit a woman,” Samuels told MLive.com on Thursday after appearing in court. The running back was kicked off the team by Michigan three days after the incident, though the team did not give an official reason behind the dismissal.
Last season, Samuels appeared in seven games and took 13 handoffs for 66 yards. In two years in Ann Arbor, he participated in 16 games, taking 21 carries for 79 yards.
Samuels did not list a potential landing spot.