Fitzgerald Toussaint, Frank Clark suspended for Michigan opener vs Alabama

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Fitzgeraldn Toussaint will play no part in Michigan's opening game this Saturday (Matthew Stockman, Getty Images)

Fitzgerald Toussaint

University of Michigan Head Football Coach Brady Hoke said at the beginning of August that he would take a while to decide whether his two players in trouble with the law would be held out of any games.

One day before the start of the Wolverines' season, Hoke has decided. Neither running back Fitzgerald Toussaint nor defensive end Frank Clark will be with the team when they open their 2012 campaign against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium. The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel in a tweet.

Toussaint was projected to be the Wolverines' starting running back this season after rushing for over 1,000 yards last season including four 100+ yard games to close the season. He pleaded guilty to drunk driving in July.

Frank Clark had five interceptions last season and was projected to fight for a starting spot this season. He was charged with with felony home invasion in July after allegedly stealing a laptop.