Jim Harbaugh Calls Elysee Mbem-Bosse's Threatening Tweets 'A Serious Matter'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2018

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh looks up at the scoreboard in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
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Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh commented Thursday on recent threatening tweets by former Michigan linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse.

According to Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, Harbaugh said, "It's a serious matter. I'm confident our administration and university officials will take the proper steps and are taking the proper steps."

Chengelis reported Tuesday that Mbem-Bosse tweeted about the state's "open carry" law and tagged Harbaugh's Twitter account in one of his tweets.

Michigan released a statement saying that Mbem-Bosse left the football program in mid-November.

In one of his tweets, Mbem-Bosse said he "was suspended for going to take care of my family."

Other tweets from Mbem-Bosse's account read, "Michigan is open carry. Let's not forget, and "Let's not have a murder case on your hands."

In another tweet, Mbem-Bosse wrote, "Within hours of my family crisis. F--K YOU. GN. It's on tomorrow."

When asked whether he felt threatened by Mbem-Bosse, Harbaugh declined to comment beyond his initial statement on the matter.

According to 247Sports, Mbem-Bosse was a 3-star recruit who ranked as the No. 491 overall player and No. 17 inside linebacker in the class of 2016.

Mbem-Bosse attended Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, before enrolling at Michigan.

According to Chengelis, the University of Michigan Police Department is investigating the tweets since Mbem-Bosse is still enrolled at the school.

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