Former Michigan linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse was in the news earlier this week for allegedly threatening Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh via posts on his Twitter account.
Now, Mbem-Bosse has finally spoken about the matter and has issued an apology, which was also conveniently posted on his Twitter.
“(In) the midst of everything going on in this country, this situation has been very hard on me mentally, physically, and emotionally. In November, I was kicked off the team at Michigan with no explanation why with no timetable for return. With a family depending on me and the game I love being taken away, I constantly made efforts to get in contact with the university to talk about my role with the program. After numerous attempts, I was (given) multiple people to contact and nobody returned my calls. I take full responsibility for the tweets I made regarding the safety of Coach Harbaugh, which I fully apologize for, but being harassed by the university police and being told I’m mentally ill without proper evaluation is against my civil rights .... AT the end of the day I want to play football!”
The former Wolverine linebacker tweeted out this past Monday “Michigan is open carry. Let’s not forget that. Not your friend” and “They sent someone to my crib before. I was nice enough to call the cops next time I’m calling the morgue. I’m talking with facts.”
He even tagged Harbaugh in one of his tweets, which read “It’s on tomorrow.”
Mbem-Bosse, as he said, was kicked off the team in November for reasons unknown, at least to the public. He played seven games as a freshman and four games last year.
The case was under investigation by the University of Michigan Police Department. Mbem-Bosse has not been officially named a suspect in the case and has not been charged with any crime as of Sunday evening. No update on the case has been released yet.
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