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More details emerge surrounding the Matt Wiess investigation

Details coninue to emerge surrounding the investigation into former Michigan offensive coordinator Matt Weiss.



Nov 18, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; An Michigan Wolverines helmet during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, The Detroit News released more details surrounding the Matt Weiss investigation. Weiss, the Wolverines’ former co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, was fired early last month amidst a university police-led investigation into computer access crimes, which were allegedly committed in late December of 2022. Shortly after the investigation was discovered by the public, Weiss was fired by the University of Michigan.

According to the Detroit News’ report, Weiss was fired after “inappropriately accessing computer accounts,” which was a reason listed in his termination letter. Weiss was informed by the university that he was to appear in a January 19th meeting surrounding the investigation — he did not appear and was fired on the 20th of last month.

“Because you did not attend this meeting and offer any additional information, we are making our decision based on the evidence that we have,” Doug Gnodtke wrote in Weiss’ termination letter. “Based on the evidence it appears that you have inappropriately accessed the computer accounts of other individuals in violation of SPG 601.07. As a result, your appointment has been terminated with cause.”

Specifics on what Matt Weiss did are still unclear seeing as there is still an active investigation at hand. Matt Weiss was put on paid leave on January 10th by the University of Michigan, just ten days before he was relived of his duties as the Wolverines’ play-caller. Weiss was instructed in a memo that he was not to contact any current or former athletes, any members of the Michigan athletic department, visit any University of Michigan athletic facilities, or access any university computer systems.

As the investigation unfolds throughout the offseason, more specifics will be available. The bottom line is this: the university had enough evidence to fire Weiss, which was confirmed by the recent documents and reports from The News.

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