John Harbaugh Says Jim Harbaugh’s Computer, Phone Searched in Sign-Stealing Probe

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that his brother, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, had his personal electronic devices searched 

as part of the probe into allegations of in-person scouting and sign-stealing, he told reporters on Tuesday.

“His phones, his computers and all that stuff has been looked at, and he’s come through this thing with flying colors,” John Harbaugh said. 

“I don’t know what they’re trying to get, but they don’t have anything of substance.”

Last week, the Big Ten suspended Jim Harbaugh for three games, but said that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Harbaugh. 

However, Harbaugh was suspended as he is the head of the football program and the alleged wrongdoing that violated the conference’s sportsmanship policy took place under his watch. 

After the suspension was issued, Harbaugh and Michigan filed a temporary restraining order in hopes that Harbaugh would be able to coach in last Saturday’s win against Penn State. 

However, the temporary restraining order was not ruled upon, and a court date was set for Friday, Nov. 17.

If the judge does not rule in Harbaugh and Michigan’s favor, Harbaugh will be forced to sit out Saturday’s game against Maryland and the season finale against Ohio State in 10 days. 

With all the uncertainty surrounding the program in the midst of Michigan’s push for a College Football Playoff berth, John Harbaugh couldn’t help but be proud of how his brother has handled himself.


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