Purdue’s Ryan Walters on Michigan scandal: ‘It’s not allegations’

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WEST LAFAYETTE – Allegations regarding Michigan’s football program The theft of opponents’ signals was dealt with behind closed doors.

During his weekly radio show Thursday, Purdue football coach Ryan Walters came forward publicly on the topic before the Boilermakers’ game Saturday night at No. 2 Michigan.

“It’s unfortunate,” Walters said when radio host Tim Newton inquired about Michigan’s preparations based on the allegations. “The crazy thing is it’s not an allegation. It happened.”

“There is video evidence. There are ticket purchases and sales that you can track. We know for a fact that she was at a number of our games.”

Michigan employee Connor Stallions was recently suspended After allegations that he had a hand in helping the Wolverines steal would-be opponents’ signs. The Stallions purchased tickets to games of Michigan’s opponents and potential postseason opponents.

Purdue lost to Michigan 43-22 in the Big Ten championship game last year in the first matchup between the two programs since 2017.

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Bordeaux “will plan accordingly,” Walters said during his press conference on Monday.

During Thursday’s radio show, Walters provided more details.

“We had to teach our guys a new language as far as some signals and we’re going to operate a different offense,” Walters said. “You might see us in a huddle for the first time this season. That’s what it is, but we’re excited to play and I think that would be a great story.”

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Sam King covers sports for the Journal & Courier. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @samueltking.

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