Status of Norfleet at Michigan is still unclear

The one definite constant in the recent news surrounding Michigan’s Dennis Norfleet is that he is, despite a good showing in spring ball, not with the football team at the moment.

The rest of the story–like, the reasons he isn’t with the team–are a little less defined.

New reports are saying that Norfleet has been “suspended” from the team, contrary to earlier reports that he had been “dismissed,” CollegeFootballTalk said on Wednesday. Reps at Michigan have yet to confirm either circumstance, or the reason behind it.

An article from ESPN on Tuesday first contradicted early reports that Norfleet had been completely dismissed from the team and that the suspension could potentially be an “academic circumstance.”

But as CFT reaffirmed Wednesday, the only information that the school is offering on the situation surrounding the multifacited football star is that it is an “internal issue.”

Martin Luther King Jr. High School assistant Terel Patrick is quoted in the ESPN report:

“There’s no finality right now to what’s going on. He didn’t have the best semester academically. He’s working through some issues right now. He’s been suspended from team activities, but it’s not final as far as his position.”

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