Watch: Michigan football star Mazi Smith arraigned on felony weapons charge

Smith charged with carrying concealed weapon

ANN ARBOR, Mich.Michigan football star Mazi Smith was arraigned Thursday in Washtenaw County on a felony weapons charge.

Smith, 21, is a senior defensive tackle and team captain. He was charged Wednesday by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office with carrying a concealed weapon.

You can watch a replay of the arraignment in the video above.

The charge stems from an incident back on Oct. 7, according to the court filing. Michigan has played seven games since that date, including the following day at Indiana.

Smith was named to the All-Big Ten First Team earlier this week after finishing the regular season with 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and four passes defended. He is one of the main reasons the Wolverines were excellent against the run all season.

Here is a statement from Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh:

Here is a statement from Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel:


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