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Source: No ban for Taylor Lewan

11/8/2013

Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan won't face discipline from the Big Ten for twisting the face mask of a Michigan State player during last week's game, a source told ESPN.com.

The Big Ten reviewed the incident this week and concluded that no "sportslike conduct" violation occurred, the source said. Michigan opted not to suspend Lewan, who is expected to start Saturday when Michigan (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) hosts Nebraska (6-2, 3-1).

Lewan on Monday apologized for twisting the face mask of Spartans safety Isaiah Lewis in last Saturday's 29-6 loss.

"There are different ways to go about it, but I lost my composure for a second," Lewan said. "That's not OK to do. That's not representing the University of Michigan the way it should be. That's not taking pride in the rivalry that we have with Michigan State."

Lewan said he tried to find Lewis after the game to apologize but could not. Lewan and Michigan coach Brady Hoke discussed the incident, and while Hoke said it's "not what we want to portray or be," he decided not to suspend Lewan.

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