Michigan's Rich Rodriguez: The Hits Just Keep on Comin'

Russell WightAnalyst ISeptember 3, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the second quarter while playing the Utah Utes on August 30, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It's been quite a week for Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan football program.  

First, there was talk of the team's possible violation of NCAA practice time restrictions. To make the matter even more interesting, Rodriguez addressed the issue by fighting back tears like a toddler who just fell off his bike.

Many people feel the allegations have been blown way out of proportion. Apparently, the university doesn't think so. Michigan has hired an outside law firm to investigate the issue.

Now, a lawsuit has been filed by a bank, claiming that Rodriguez failed to pay back millions on a loan for a struggling Virginia condominium project. An adviser for Rodriguez said he was the victim of a real estate Ponzi scheme.

Rodriguez is entering his second year as Michigan's head coach. A loss this weekend to Western Michigan is very possible, and would really turn up the heat in Ann Arbor.

Wait...there's more.

ESPN has reported that one of the business partners involved in the real estate endeavor is a man named Clegg Lamar Greene, an accused felon and banned Clemson University booster.

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You would think Rodriguez wouldn't have time to get involved in that kind of stuff...you know...with all that extra practice time...