Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Michigan's Ortmann won't be suspended
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
The Big Ten won't suspend Michigan starting left tackle Mark Ortmann after an incident involving Illinois' Corey Liguet in last week's game at Memorial Stadium.
Wolverines head coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday that the league reviewed the play and agreed with Michigan's assessment and decided not to penalize Ortmann. Video appeared to show Ortmann striking Liuget after Liuget recovered a fumble early in the fourth quarter.
Ortmann told Rodriguez on Monday that he simply tried to push Liuget away with an open hand.
Illinois head coach Ron Zook said he didn't notice any wrongdoing when reviewing tape of the game.