Michigan football’s Mazi Smith facing felony weapons charge

Michigan football star defensive lineman Mazi Smith is facing a felony weapons charge stemming from an Oct. 7, 2022 incident, Washtenaw County court records show.

The charges were filed on Wednesday, show records, and stem from some incident in Ann Arbor. Details of the incident or why it took nearly two months to file charges were not immediately available.

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Smith played in Saturday’s game against Ohio State, which UM won to advance to the Big Ten championship game Saturday in Indianapolis. He is a senior from Grand Rapids.

Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement released Thursday afternoon that Smith has been “honest and forthcoming” about the incident and that he will “continue to participate as a member of the team.”

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