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Draft Scout Fitzgerald Toussaint News
11/19/12 - Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint had surgery to repair a leg injury sustained early in Saturday's victory over Iowa and he will be out the rest of the season, CollegeFootballTalk.com reported Sunday. Although head coach Brady Hoke did not confirm the specific nature of the injury, it was reported that Toussaint sustained a broken leg. Toussaint will likely finish the season as the No. 1 rusher among Wolverine running backs in rushing yards (514) and rushing touchdowns (five). Denard Robinson is the leading rusher on the team, but spent most of the season as a quarterback before playing running back this past week. - The Sports Xchange
11/17/12 - Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was carted off the field with his left leg immobilized in a brace during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Iowa, ESPN.com reported. Toussaint, a junior, was hit as he came close to running out of bounds. He was on the field for several minutes before trainers boarded up his left leg and put him on the cart. Toussaint had three carries for 31 yards before the injury. He has 483 rushing yards with five touchdowns this season. He ran for more than 1,000 yards last year.
Denard Robinson returned from a two-game absence because of a right elbow injury, started at running back. The senior was the team's quarterback before the injury, which has made it difficult for him to correctly hold or grip a football. Robinson has 4,175 rushing yards with 41 touchdowns with Michigan. He holds the Big Ten quarterback rushing record. He has also thrown for 6,250 yards with 49 TDs. His 10,425 combined offensive yards are a Michigan career record. Devin Gardner, who filled in for Robinson, started at quarterback for the Wolverines. - The Sports Xchange
11/17/12 - Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was sent to a hospital for surgery soon after sustaining a serious injury to his left leg. Coach Brady Hoke declined to details after the 23rd-ranked Wolverines beat Iowa 42-17 Saturday. Toussaint's left leg -- between his ankle and knee -- snapped gruesomely as he was tackled by two Hawkeyes on Michigan's first possession and he was carted off the field. The redshirt junior ran for 31 yards on three carries against Iowa, giving him 520 yards rushing in 10 games this season. Toussaint ran for 1,041 yards last year and was starting to regain his form in recent weeks this season. Michigan will likely start Thomas Rawls next week against rival Ohio State. - AP Sports
10/25/12 - University of Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint received 10 months probation, following a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while impaired. Toussaint, the Wolverines leading rusher in 2011, must attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the next three months as punishment, according to The Detroit News. He has already paid close to $1,500 in court costs. He was originally being charged with a felony count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in July. "It was a poor decision," Toussaint said while appearing in court judge on Tuesday. Toussaint was suspended for Michigan's season-opening game against Alabama, but returned for the second against Air Force. - The Sports Xchange
10/23/12 - Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint must attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the next three months and pay $1,500 in court costs as punishment for his arrest this summer for drunk driving. Toussaint was sentenced Tuesday in 14A-4 District court. "It was a poor decision," Toussaint told judge Kirk Tabbey. Attorney Doug Lewis appeared in court with the tailback. "He really has taken this as an educational opportunity," Lewis told Tabbey. Toussaint pleaded guilty in August to a lesser charge of operating a vehicle while impaired. He was suspended by U-M coach Brady Hoke for the season opener against Alabama. In the back of the courtroom while Toussaint and his attorney addressed the judge, it was clear from the whispering among those gathered that he was recognized as a Michigan football player. And while Toussaint was actively engaged in paying his court fines, a woman approached him to ask for an autograph. Toussaint was accompanied to district court by Bob Lopez, Michigan's director of football operations. He is scheduled to speak to the media tonight after practice. - Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News