Football coach Brady Hoke of the University of Michigan has dismissed wide receiver Csont'e York in the wake of his pending assault charges. Police released a video last week that they say shows York punching a man outside an Ann Arbor, MI., bar on July 18.
The victim reportedly suffered multiple jaw fractures, and York -- suspended by Hoke in early August for "failing to meet team standards" -- now faces two counts of assault and battery and one of aggravated assault. Hoke made York's unsusprising dimissal official Monday night.
His full statement: Csont'e York has been dismissed from the Michigan football program. Representing the University of Michigan is a privilege and, while second chances are certainly deserved, sometimes it's better for everyone if that happens somewhere else. Overall, I have been proud of how responsible our team has been this offseason and how hard they've worked to prepare for the season.
A sophomore and former three-star recruit from Harper Woods, Mich., York did not catch a pass during his freshman season in 2013. Michigan opens its 2014 season against Appalachian State Aug. 30.