Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Mazi Smith plead guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor weapons possession charge stemming from a traffic stop and arrest in Ann Arbor, Michigan back on October 7th.
According to ESPN’s Adan Rittenberg, Smith, 21, entered the plea as part of an agreement to have his felony weapons charge dropped. Smith is scheduled for sentencing on December 29th, just a few days prior to when the Wolverines take on TCU in the CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.
Smith, a team captain who has appeared in all of Michigan’s games since the traffic stop and arrest, has had “no change” to his status, a team spokesperson said, per the report.
Smith has 45 tackles this season, 2.5 for loss, while starting all 13 games at nose tackle for Michigan.