Michigan RB Blake Corum denies any trade connection with former analyst Connor Stallions: ‘My lawyers are working on it’

Michigan RB Blake Corum denies any trade connection with former analyst Connor Stallions: ‘My lawyers are working on it’

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Detroit Free Press

Michigan star running back Blake Corum denied any business dealings with former Wolverines analyst Connor Stallions on Tuesday. Earlier today, Wyoming state documents were discovered listing Corum, Stallions and Connor O’Dea as co-organizers of “BC2 Housing LLC.”

“I know exactly what you’re talking about,” Corum told reporters. “The first time I heard it was when I went out to practice. Firstly, I don’t have any business with him. I don’t have any business with Connor or anything like that. But I’m glad whoever found him, whoever he is.” Searching the web he was able to find that. I appreciate you. My lawyers are working on it. We will definitely find out right away and delete my name or whatever.”

The LLC appeared as part of a report by The Wall Street Journal regarding a lawsuit filed against the Stallions by a homeowners association in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is accused of running an appliance renovation business out of his home, which is in direct violation of HOA regulations. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the HOA’s investigation into Stallions began after “dozens of old vacuum cleaners showed up on his front porch,” angering neighbors.

“That’s something I’m not really interested in,” Corum said. “Vacuum cleaners aren’t my thing. I’m a clean person, but I’m not a janitor. Vacuums aren’t my thing. I don’t know anything about that.”

The Stallions were accused of purchasing tickets to more than 30 games at 12 of a possible 13 Big Ten stadiums and four tickets to games featuring non-conference rivals over a three-year period, according to ESPN. There are records of the Stallions purchasing tickets to the 2021 and 2022 SEC Championship Games through the secondary market.

At issue is NCAA Rule 11.6.1: “In-person scouting of future opponents off campus (in the same season) is prohibited.” Sign stealing in itself is not technically against the rules unless it involves electronic equipment to record and communicate signals to players or coaches during games. Teams are given access to a large amount of film before matches in order to explore the football product on the pitch.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has denied knowledge of any attempt to steal opponent signs and will cooperate with the NCAA investigation, he said in a statement. Harbaugh is already embroiled in a battle with the NCAA over separate Level II violations for which he is accused of misleading investigators.

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