The University of Michigan and the NCAA have reportedly hit an impasse in their negotiations regarding head football coach Jim Harbaugh.
The NCAA is “demanding” that Harbaugh admit that he lied to them. He admits that his program committed four Level II violations, but he could not remember when initially asked.
He refused to sign any documents admitting he was untrue with NCAA enforcement staff, per Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports.
The college football world took to Twitter to react to this most recent development in the Jim Harbaugh situation.
One fan wrote, “Look, I hate Michigan and I’m a diehard OSU guy but… why should Harbaugh admit to anything? They can’t prove it, and until they do can, they should not accept filth.”
“The man is really saying show me the proof or I won’t budge,” said another.
Another said, “I’m not a lawyer, but without solid evidence it’s hard to prove someone is a liar.”
Four Level II violations imposed by the NCAA could have resulted in a minor punishment by the governing body. But lying to enforcement staff, a Level I violation, will result in more severe sanctions.
For now, it appears that both sides are sticking to their positions.