Shemy Schembechler, the son of legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler and the program’s newly hired assistant director of recruiting, resigned Saturday in the wake of offensive social media posts on his Twitter account.
Shami, a longtime NFL scout most recently with the Raiders, has liked offensive and racist political posts. His Twitter account has since been deactivated.
“As of this afternoon, Shemi Schembechler has resigned from his position with Michigan football,” coach Jim Harbaugh and athletic director Warde Manuel said. “We are aware of some of the comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain for individuals in our community. Michigan Athletics is fully committed to a place where our coaches, staff and student-athletes feel welcome and supports the university and athletic department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. is it.
Schembechler’s resignation is the latest controversy surrounding the legacy of Bo Schembechler, who coached the Wolverines to 13 Big Ten championships from 1969 to 1989. Meet Robert Anderson, longtime team doctor.
The Michigan Football Institute has Schembechler’s name and Bo Schembechler’s image standing outside.
Shemi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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