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Michigan Suspends Norfleet; Countess to Transfer From Program

The Michigan football program has been in the news a lot in the last couple of days, and that theme continued when head coach Jim Harbaugh suspended receiver Dennis Norfleet this week while learning defensive back Blake Countess has decided to transfer from the school.

This comes after it was revealed that four minor violations occurred under Harbaugh’s watch.

Previously, it was erroneously reported that Norfleet was dismissed from the team, but it turns out he has been suspended and that Michigan is reviewing his case.

More from Dan Murphy of ESPN.com:

Senior multipurpose player Dennis Norfleet is currently suspended from all football team activities at Michigan due to academic issues, according to multiple sources.
Several media outlets reported Tuesday that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh dismissed Norfleet from the program. Two of Norfleet’s former high school coaches said the university has yet to make a final decision on the shifty, multipurpose athlete’s future in Ann Arbor. Another source confirmed he has not been dismissed from the team at this point.

Murphy also reports that Countess recently graduated from Michigan and will play out his remaining year with a different school, as he is a graduate transfer.

Murphy adds:

Senior defensive back Blake Countess announced Wednesday on Instagram that he plans to end his college career elsewhere.
Countess, an All-Big-Ten first-team player in 2013 and an honorable mention selection last fall, was expected to compete for a spot in the cornerback rotation or at nickelback next season. He played 38 games during his career at Michigan and collected 114 tackles and six interceptions.

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