New Michigan DL coach Greg Scruggs at Wisconsin in 2023 training camp. Wisconsin defensive line coach Greg Scruggs watches his players go through drills during practice on Sunday Aug. 6, 2023 at Pioneer Stadium in Platteville, Wis. (Mark Stewart/The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via USA Today Sports.)

Greg Scruggs hasn’t yet coached a game for the Michigan Wolverines, but he’s wound up facing some potential off-field trouble. As Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News reported Saturday, Scruggs, Sherrone Moore’s newly-hired defensive line coach, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Ann Arbor early Saturday morning:

Here’s more from Chengelis’ piece:

Michigan defensive line coach Greg Scruggs was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Saturday morning in Ann Arbor.

…“I can confirm he was arrested for OWI by our department just before 3 a.m.,” Chris Page, strategic communications manager for the Ann Arbor Police Department, sent in a text to The Detroit News on Saturday.

A police report is not yet available, but has been requested by The News. Michigan has not immediately provided comment.

Scruggs, 33, played defensive line collegiately at Louisville from 2008-2011, but was kicked off the team before their Belk Bowl game that last year after a DUI arrest. He was still chosen in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, played there through 2015, then joined the Chicago Bears, switching to tight end ahead of the 2016 season and playing three games at that position.

Scruggs was on the New England Patriots’ roster in 2017, but didn’t play in a regular-season game for them. Since then, he’s been coaching, working under Luke Fickell at first Cincinnati (2018-21 as director of player personnel, then DL coach) and then Wisconsin (2023, as DL coach), with a gap in between as the New York Jets’ assistant DL coach. He was hired by Michigan earlier this month.

[The Detroit News]

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