Brady Hoke had to have known about this as did RichRod before him, not to mention several others at UM....but they & the school waits (conveniently) till Gibbons' eligibility runs out before they expel him.
Michigan is doing all they can to bury this story & it's not good at all -- apparently Taylor Lewan (that overrated tackle of theirs that will be drafted this year) threatened the victim with being raped again if she pressed charges to the point the police had to threaten him with being arrested so he'd stop. There are all kinds of loud whispers that he wasn't the only player to threaten the victim with retribution if she were to press charges....she still has not which is why Gibbons has been allowed to play out his eligibility & not tarnish the "Michigan brand".
Hoke was forced to make a statement about it and his now questionable reasons why Gibbons was suspended for the Ohio State and bowl games of last season.
Hoke used to be a funny caricature kind of guy to me but after this, any respect I had for him has turned to contempt. I already didn't care for Taylor Lewan but this cements my opinion of him as human garbage. In the end though, Lewan will go on to the NFL, Hoke & UM will continue to get decent recruiting classes and mediocre results on the field and Gibbons will walk free.