Big Ten Imposes Suspension of Michigan Football Student-Athlete Jonas Mouton and Issues Public Reprimand

Sept. 18, 2009

Park Ridge, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference office announced that it will impose a one-game suspension on University of Michigan football student-athlete Jonas Mouton for violating the Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement during Michigan's game against Notre Dame on Sept. 12, 2009.

Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany has suspended Mouton for one game for striking an opposing student-athlete. In accordance with penalties established in Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01.1.A.1, the conference office also publicly reprimands Mouton for his actions. The University of Michigan has accepted the suspension.

"The actions of Jonas Mouton during the Notre Dame game are unacceptable," Commissioner Delany said. "Mouton's behavior has no place in the sport of football or the Big Ten Conference."

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.