Michigan RB Fitzgerald Toussaint charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was arrested late Sunday night in Saline, Mich., for operating a vehicle while impaired, according to a report in the Saline Patch.

Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke wasted no time in exacting discipline.

"[He] made a poor decision and has been suspended indefinitely because of that action," Hoke said in a statement released on Monday.

As a result, Toussaint may not be available for Michigan's opener against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in Dallas.

That would be a big blow to Big Blue.

The shifty 5-10, 195-pound senior emerged as the Wolverines' No. 1 back in 2011, rushing for 1,041 yards and nine touchdowns. He was on fire against the latter half of the schedule, averaging 136 yards on the ground in the last six regular season games.

If Toussaint is out against the Tide, the starting role would probably fall to Vincent Smith, an undersized but versatile senior who rushed for 298 yards and two touchdowns in 2011.

 
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