Michigan Football: Kevin Grady Charged with DUI

ErocWolverineSenior Writer IJuly 3, 2008

From The Detroit News

"Michigan tailback Grady charged"

Wolverine faces court date next Wednesday after being arrested for DUI in Kent County.

Michigan tailback Kevin Grady faces a hearing July 9 in Wyoming, Mich., District Court on charges he was driving while intoxicated.

Grady was arrested early Wednesday morning in Wyoming, near his Grand Rapids home, and was taken to the Kent County Jail. He was released on a $5,000 personal bond.

Grady, 5-foot-9, 228-pounds, sat out last season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. 

U-M coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement that the matter will be handled internally.


From Toledo Blade

"Michigan running back arrested on misdemeanor drunken driving charge"

WYOMING, Mich. — Michigan running back Kevin Grady was arrested and will appear in court next week on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.  Kent County Jail records show the 22-year-old was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

Grady is to appear Wednesday in the Grand Rapids suburbof Wyoming.

He’s a graduate of East Grand Rapids High School, where he set state scoring and rushing records.  Grady missed all of the 2007 season because of a knee injury suffered during spring drills.

Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement the matter will be handled internally after he meets with Grady and reviews the details.


From Detroit Free Press 

"U-M RB Kevin Grady faces DUI charge after blowing 3.5 times the legal limit"

Michigan junior tailback Kevin Grady was arrested early Wednesday on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The arrest, which came in Wyoming, Mich., just outside of Grady's hometown of Grand Rapids, was confirmed by Wyoming district court administrator Chris Kittmann.

Grady was stopped and arrested at 1:54 a.m. in the vicinity of Byron Center and 44th Street in Wyoming.  He remained in jail until mid-morning and was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.  The Grand Rapids Press reported he blew a 0.281.

Michigan's legal definition of drunk is 0.08.

Grady is scheduled to have a hearing next Wednesday morning on the charge. Though Grady is the state of Michigan's all-time leading high school rusher, his U-M career has not matched that standard.

The 5-foot-9, 228-pound tailback rushed for 483 yards and scored five touchdowns as a freshman in 2005 but slipped to just 187 yards and three touchdowns in 2006. He missed the 2007 season after tearing his ACL in spring practice.

"I have been made aware of the incident involving Kevin by the Grady family," U-M coach Rich Rodriguez said in a statement. "Once we have an opportunity to meet with Kevin and review the details, we will handle the matter internally."

Three months ago, Grady talked about having a breakout year. Carries are up for grabs following the departure of tailback Mike Hart.

"It's going to be a little bit different me than you guys have seen before," Grady said at the end of this year's spring practice. "I'm a lot quicker. I'm a lot stronger."

Grady's father, Kevin Grady Sr., had no comment about the incident.