Reports: Toussaint arraignment date set

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has his first court date set for Aug. 28, the Tuesday before the Wolverines open their season against Alabama, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press and AnnArbor.com.

Toussaint will be charged with one count of OWI stemming from his arrest on July 21 in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to the reports. At the time of his arrest, Toussaint allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .12, higher than the legal limit of .08.

He will be arraigned in 14A-4 District Court in Saline, Mich.

Toussaint remains suspended from Michigan’s football team, although second-year Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said Sunday he would start practicing with the team today. He had been held out of the team’s practices the first week of the season.

The redshirt junior gained 1,041 yards last season and was expected to be Michigan’s starting running back this fall. Hoke has not made a decision on when Toussaint’s suspension will be lifted or if he will be available for the Wolverines’ Sept. 1 game against Alabama.

Should Toussaint not be available against Alabama, it is likely sophomore Thomas Rawls will see the majority of carries in his place.