Video appears to show Connor Stalions interacting with Jesse Minter vs. 2022 Ohio State
A video has emerged allegedly showing suspended Michigan staffer/analyst Connor Stalions interacting with Michigan defensive coordinator Jesse Minter during last season’s battle between the Wolverines and Ohio State.
Stalions is the focus of an alleged sign-stealing scheme that is under investigation by the NCAA. There are specific allegations from multiple B1G schools that Stalions purchased tickets to more than 30 games in the past 3 seasons.
Here’s a look at the video in question, which took place on the first drive of the game. You can see Stalions interact with Minter before he and the sideline point to the sky, seemingly indicating an incoming pass play:
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Video from last year’s OSU vs Michigan game appears to show Connor Stalions who is at the center of the alleged sign stealing operation standing next to the UM defensive coordinator.
See their pre-snap interaction:
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It should be noted that sign-stealing is not banned by the NCAA and the video above does not prove any wrongdoing on the part of Stalions.
However, the use of electronic equipment to record opponent signals is not allowed. This is relevant because one B1G school found evidence of an individual in the seat Stalions had purchased appearing to record the field in the middle of a game, per an ESPN report.
Also according to the ESPN report, the NCAA is expected to obtain video evidence this week that illustrates the use of illegal technology related to Stalions’ ticket purchases.