Michigan football dismisses running back O'Maury Samuels
Michigan football dismissed sophomore running back O'Maury Samuels from its program on Wednesday.
According to court records, Samuels faces one misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and one misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court.
Per University of Michigan deputy police chief Melissa Overton, the incident took place at approximately 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning at U-M's West Quad residence hall. A warrant for Samuels was then authorized Tuesday. Samuels had a walk-in arraignment before Magistrate Tamara A. Garwood on Wednesday morning and has since posted a $1,000 bond. He is due back Dec. 27 for a pretrial hearing before Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines.
On Wednesday, the U-M athletic department released this statement: "Student O’Maury Samuels has been dismissed from the Michigan Football program."
An athletic department spokesman declined to comment further when reached by the Free Press on Wednesday afternoon.
A 5-foot-10 running back from Los Lunas, New Mexico, Samuels came to Michigan as a 4-star recruit as part of the 2017 recruiting class.
He appeared in nine games as a true freshman in 2017, carrying the ball eight times for 13 yards. In 2018, Samuels carried the ball 13 times for 66 yards in six appearances.
Michigan (10-2) will play Florida (9-3) in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.
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