Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez had another bad moment last week.
On National Signing Day, during a news conference that is usually one of the happiest of any given year, he was persistently grilled about the signing of defensive back Demar Dorsey from Florida.
Dorsey had been involved in robbery and burglary while in high school. He was acquitted for one crime, the charges dropped for another, but there was clear evidence on public record about his involvement.
Rodriguez, the college coach for troubled NFL players Adam “Pacman” Jones and the late Chris Henry at West Virginia, side-stepped questions.
The theory “Dorsey has not been convicted of anything, so he didn’t do anything” defense quickly went out the window during followup reports.