Friday, June 3, 2011
Darryl Stonum pleads to lesser charge
ESPN.com news services
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum has pleaded guilty to operating while visibly impaired.
Stonum accepted the amended charge from operating a vehicle while intoxicated on Friday morning in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court.
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His plea agreement includes dropping the charge of driving with a suspended license when he is sentenced June 10.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke suspended Stonum indefinitely after the player's May 6 arrest.
When Stonum was a freshman in 2008, he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
He ended up in the Washtenaw County jail June 4-7 last year because he didn't comply with terms of his probation.
Stonum has started 25 of the 36 games he has played at Michigan, including 12 starts last season. He ranked second on the team with 49 catches for 633 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 22 kickoff returns for 533 yards.
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg was used in this report.