ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan quarterback Steven Threet says he has been given his release from the school and plans to transfer.
Threet said in a statement Monday he does not yet know where he will continue his college career.
School spokesman David Ablauf declined to comment.
Threet enrolled early at Georgia Tech in 2007 but transferred to Michigan before fall camp. After sitting out the 2007 season under NCAA rules, Threet started eight games for the Wolverines in 2008.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Adrian completed 102 of 210 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns last season.
Michigan had a 3-9 record in coach Rich Rodriguez’s first season, losing the most games in school history.
UF player charged with violating restraining order
GAINESVILLE — Florida offensive lineman Carl Johnson was arrested and charged with violating a domestic violence restraining order.
According to Alachua County records, Johnson last week was ordered to stay away from a woman but was arrested early Monday afternoon after he allegedly followed her off a bus.
Johnson, 6-foot-6, 330 pounds, was being held in the Alachua County jail late Monday night.
Southern Mississippi player charged with firing weapon
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Southern Mississippi running back Damion Fletcher, the school’s all-time leading rusher, is charged with firing at least one gunshot while at an apartment complex, and another player faces a marijuana possession charge.
Fletcher is charged with discharging a firearm at the apartment complex in Hattiesburg. He was arrested Sunday night, following reports of gunfire.
Green said Brennan Houston was booked on a marijuana possession charge, stemming from the same incident. Both charges are misdemeanors.
No one was hurt in the incident, and it appears the weapon was fired into the air.