Michigan Wolverines Fired Staffer After He Was Caught Trying To Solicit An Underage Girl

The scandals just continue to add up for the Michigan Wolverines football program.

According to The Michigan Insider, the Wolverines football team released a ‘low-level’ staffer earlier this fall after a video surfaced on social media exposing the staffer for soliciting a minor.

Alex Yood, a staffer within the football program, was subject of a video that claimed he was purchasing liquor ahead of what he thought was supposed to be a date with an underage girl.

The Michigan football program released Yood after the video was published, TMI was told. 


Yood is not the subject of any records at the 15th District Court, located in Ann Arbor, or at the Washtenaw County Trial Court, according to searches by The Michigan Insider. In the video, Yood says he believed he would be meeting with an adult.

Here’s the video:

This is yet another scandal involving the Michigan Wolverines football program. In January, the NCAA began an investigation into the program for “impermissible and off-campus recruiting during COVID-19 dead period and impermissible coaching activities.

Later in January, Michigan football fired Matt Weiss when the University of Michigan Police Department began an investigation into the Co-Offensive Coordinator regarding alleged computer access crimes. The FBI has joined that investigation, which is ongoing. 

Finally, last Thursday, the Big Ten confirmed that it had been notified by the NCAA that it was investigating allegations of sign stealing by the Wolverines. According to Yahoo Sports, while sign stealing is not explicitly prohibited by NCAA rules, the organization is looking into whether Michigan conducted  “off-campus, in-person scouting of future opponents.” Doing so would violate NCAA rules.

“Late Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten Conference and University of Michigan were notified by the NCAA that the NCAA was investigating allegations of sign stealing by the University of Michigan football program,” the Big Ten statement read. “The Big Ten Conference has notified Michigan State University and future opponents. The Big Ten Conference considers the integrity of competition to be of utmost importance and will continue to monitor the investigation. The Conference will have no further comment at this time.” 

The University of Michigan, Athletic Director Warde Manuel and Jim Harbaugh all issued statements confirming Michigan is aware of the investigation and stating that the university will cooperate with the NCAA. The Wolverines suspended analyst Connor Stalions, identified as a primary figure in the program’s sign-stealing operation.