College Football Fans Accuse Michigan Prosecutor’s Office Of Holding Charges Against Wolverines Star DT

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The University of Michigan football program is riding high these days. The Wolverines just beat Ohio State for the second year running, the first time in over two decades that has happened. They’re 12-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country headed into the Big 10 Championship game. It appears they’re headed for their second consecutive College Football Playoff appearance and they look every bit a threat to win their first national championship since 1997.

But things got a bit murkier for Michigan on Thursday.

The Detroit News reported Monday morning that star defensive tackle Mazi Smith was charged with a felony for illegally carrying a concealed weapon. Smith, a senior. made 43 tackles for the Wolverines, including 2.5 for loss.

But that’s just where things begin to get interesting.

The report states the incident occurred on Oct. 7. But he wasn’t charged until nearly two months later. The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for levying the charges. The same office took just three weeks to charge seven Michigan State players following a fight with the Wolverines after their rivalry game on Oct. 29.

A number of fans seemed confused about the differences.

Fans Believe Michigan Prosecutor’s Office Protected Wolverines Players

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was adamant that Michigan State players should face “serious criminal charges.” Though Harbaugh has not yet commented Smith’s incident, which took place weeks prior.

Fans are struggling to work out why charges against the Spartans came so much more swiftly.

They also discovered some interesting from the prosecutor’s office to the University of Michigan.

Though Wolverines fans quickly rushed to the defense of both the school and the prosecutor’s office.

Harbaugh will speak with media members ahead of Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game against Purdue. Odds are, they will ask him about the Smith incident. And his answer could be very telling.