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Michigan Wolverines Football: Carson Butler Says No Violations

The WolverineCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Carson Butler #85 of the Michigan Wolverines runs the ball against the Oregon Ducks during their game on September 8, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Ducks defeated the Wolverines 39-7. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wolverine fans know that Carson had his ups and downs last year under Coach Rodriguez's program. Now a rookie with the Detroit Lions, Butler has come out and said that there were no violations. For a man who could have had an agenda against Rodriguez (like some of the other unnamed sources), it is refreshing to see someone speak the truth.

"It was just a different structure," Butler told ESPN.

Butler said it didn't seem as if the players were forced to spend excessive time training and practicing.

"I don't know all of the exact rules, but I don't remember anything that seemed like it was too much," Butler said. "If the weight room was open, you went. If there was a run, you went. It's just what you do to be a better football player."

This seems to be the (obvious) theme among football players who are all in for Michigan. I say obvious because it goes without saying that you need to go above and beyond the norm to be a success at anything in life. Hard work is not punishable conduct.

As Coach Rodriguez said today, the strength and conditioning staff was there to support those players who wanted to make themselves better.

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