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Jim Harbaugh Issues Statement Regarding Sign-Stealing Allegation

The Michigan football head coach issued a statement regarding the NCAA allegations.
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It was reported on Thursday, by Yahoo Sports, that Michigan and Jim Harbaugh were once again under NCAA investigation for sign stealing

Sign stealing isn't illegal, it actually happens at every program, but what's not allowed is sending scouts to watch opponents on the current year's schedule, or using electronic devices to communicate the sign stealing. 

According to the Yahoo Sports report, two teams that the Wolverines have played this season believed Michigan knew the plays they were running before they were run. 

Shortly after the report was out, Athletic Director Warde Manuel and the University of Michigan put out a short statement saying Michigan would cooperate with the NCAA during this investigation. 

And now Jim Harbaugh himself recently released a statement on the matter. 

You can read the full statement below:

Statement from Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh

"I want to make it clear that I, and my staff, will fully cooperate with the investigation into this matter.

I do not have any knowledge or information regarding the University of Michigan football program illegally stealing signals, nor have I directed any staff member or others to participate in an off-campus scouting assignment. I have no awareness of anyone on our staff having done that or having directed that action.

I do not condone or tolerate anyone doing anything illegal or against NCAA rules.

No matter what program or organization that I have led throughout my career, my instructions and awareness of how we scout opponents have always been firmly within the rules.

Pursuant to NCAA rules, I will not be able to comment further while this investigation takes place."