Former Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins announced last week that he would be transferring from the program. He also claims that Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan staff attempted to get him to sign a medical scholarship that would have ended his playing days in Ann Arbor.
Pipkins shared his story with ESPN’s Joe Schad.
“Pipkins said doctors initially told him he has some arthritis in the knee but that he should not be disqualified from competition. But as pressure continued from others within the program to sign the medical form, he was sent by Michigan back to his knee surgeon, who then recommended he rest his body for six months,” Schad wrote.
We may never know whether that is the true story, but one person who doesn’t seem to be buying it is current Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan.
Morgan took to Twitter to deliver a very short, but direct message. It is obvious what Morgan is referring to.
Crazy what some people will say for a little media spotlight… and sad
— Desmond Morgan (@CoachDesMorgan) June 27, 2015
The tweet was also retweeted by Michigan recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge, so you know those who are still with the Wolverines are on the same page. We may just never know the full story.
As for Pipkins, it’s time to put the past behind him and focus on the next step of his journey wherever he lands.
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