Michigan defensive line coach Greg Scruggs arrested for OWI

Michigan defensive line coach Greg Scruggs was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Saturday morning in Ann Arbor and was suspended indefinitely by Michigan football coach Sherron Moore.

Scruggs, 33, was officially hired March 8 by Moore, who is in his first season as Michigan State's head coach.

“I can confirm that he was arrested for OWI by our department shortly before 3 a.m.,” Chris Page, director of strategic communications for the Ann Arbor Police Department, texted the Detroit News on Saturday morning.

The police report is not yet available, but has been requested by The News.

“Greg made an unfortunate mistake and was arrested for driving while intoxicated,” Moore said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. “He has made no excuses and takes responsibility for his actions. The football program and athletic department have suspended Greg indefinitely while we review the details of the incident.”

According to court records, Scruggs was also arrested on October 27, 2013, for allegedly driving under the influence in Kirkland, Washington, when he was with the Seattle Seahawks and pleaded not guilty in court. He pleaded guilty to reckless driving on June 11, 2014. While a senior football player at the University of Louisville, Scruggs was arrested on a DUI charge in 2011 and cut from the team before the Belk Bowl, according to several reports.

Penalties for an OWI offense include up to 93 days in jail, a fine between $100 and $500, and a driver's license suspension of up to six months.

Scruggs was officially named Michigan's defensive line coach on March 8. The team opens spring training on Monday.

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He joined Moore's staff after one year at Wisconsin where he coached the defensive line in 2023. Scruggs spent the 2022 season as an assistant defensive line coach with the New York Jets. Scruggs, a Cincinnati native, was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft and spent five years in the league as a defensive end.

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