Just when you thought things at Michigan couldn’t get any worse, someone in the Wolverines program one-ups another.
This time it was “low-level” staffer Alex Yood who got himself into trouble after luring a 13-year-old girl, or so he thought. Michigan fired Yood earlier this fall after the video surfaced, according to reports.
Videos circulated on social media with Yood being confronted by two adults who posed as a 13-year-old girl. Yood allegedly had texted the girl and was in the Walmart where the video was filmed to purchase alcohol for her.
In the video, he two men follow Yood through the store confronting him on statements he made to the girl and reminding him constantly of her age and things he said to her. They also made sure it was known why they were confronting him.
Here's video of Michigan football 'staff member' Alex Yood being confronted by 2 men who posed as a 13-year old girl in order to expose pedophiles…
WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/qC6byTXDof
— James T. Yoder (@JamesYoder) November 2, 2023
One of the men, Boopac Shakur – a.k.a. Robert Lee – was notorious in social media circles for baiting child predators.
This is yet another stain on a Michigan program that has gone through a gauntlet of allegations over the past few months.
Firing Yood was by far the best move the Wolverines have made in recent memory. It was, however, the third different misconduct from a Michigan staffer in 2023 alone.
Former offensive coordinator Matt Weiss garnered the holy trinity of allegations in January. He was then fired as the result of reported computer access crimes at the Michigan football building. His former co-worker Connor Stalions has taken over with a vengeance with a scouting scandal that has taken the sports world by storm.
There’s still a lot of time this football season for more issues with Michigan as it seems new allegations or activities from those involved with the Wolverines are uncovered every day. What the NCAA and Big Ten decide to do from here with these reports remains to be seen.