Former Michigan, Current Buff WR Toney Clemons in the Middle of the Michigan Probe

The University of Michigan said Sunday that it will investigate the allegations of players and parents who told the Free Press that the football team violated NCAA rules governing off-season workouts, in-season practices and summer scrimmages. Late Sunday, former Wolverine receiver Toney Clemons backed up those players' accounts -- telling the Free Press that U-M coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff required players to put in workout and practice hours that surpassed what the NCAA allows. Clemons, who transferred to the University of Colorado, said the Colorado coaches follow the rules, as did former Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr. Part of me wishes that Clemons would have said "no comment" to media surrounding the Michigan questions purely to avoid any distractions as the season is now around the corner. Here is some more comments on "The allegations are true," Clemons said. "Nothing is fabricated or exaggerated in that story. I was there on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. depending on if guys needed treatment. You were there daylight to nighttime." Clemons has since transferred to Colorado. On Saturday night, another former Michigan starter and a current Michigan player who asked for anonymity started said the reports of excessive training and football-related activities were accurate. "On Sunday, it was lifting, film, dinner and practice," Clemons told Schad. "I usually got out around 10:20. I truly don't want to be associated with the program back there. But I am going to help benefit my teammates back there by speaking and giving testimony."