Friday, May 15, 2009

Kevin Grady is in Jail and Most likely done as a Wolverine

From the Grand Rapids Press:

Grady pleaded guilty Thursday to a probation violation and Wyoming District Judge Steven Timmers sentenced him to the jail term.

Grady, 22, had avoided jail until now, but was serving a year of probation after he pleaded guilty in August to driving while intoxicated. A Wyoming police officer stopped his 2007 GMC Yukon Denali in the early morning hours of July 2 near 44th Street SW and Byron Center Avenue. Police later tested his blood-alcohol level at .24 -- three times the legal limit.

Court officials said he failed to properly report to probation agents in Ann Arbor, failed to complete a victim impact panel and alcohol highway safety education class, failed to complete 24 hours of community service and tested positive for opiates, a type of pain killer.

BHB Perspective: Grady had a huge upside when he arrived in Ann Arbor as a 5 star running back and rated as one of the best players in the country. When he got on the field, he showed glimpses of greatness but mostly poor vision in finding the holes and lost most of his playing time to Michigan legend Mike Hart.

Grady then suffered an ACL injury that cost him an entire season, rehabbed his injury and was reportedly ready for a break out year when he received the above DUI. Grady got a slap on the wrist as a first time violator from the court and from Coach Rod only missing one game. I thought at the time that Grady might be kicked off the team, I was wrong in the fact that kids do make mistakes and this was his first. He deserved a second chance.

Now he doesn't. I know expect that Kevin will kicked off the Michigan football team after this latest incident. I really had hoped Kevin had learned his lesson but he has now crossed the line with his second offense. Rich Rod was in Chicago yesterday for an event and could not be reached for a comment, expect something official from him this weekend.

Michigan had both Grady brothers, one on the basketball court and one of the football field. Now one is gone and the other one, has a foot out the door.

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