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Hours After Losing Out on $36 Million, Jim Harbaugh Dealt Another Blow as Michigan Scandal Takes Another Twist

Published 11/02/2023, 1:43 AM EDT

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Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines lead the NCAA at No. 3 with eight winning streaks this season. But even amidst the celebration, Harbaugh’s prestige remains questioned even in regards to his social media. The 59-year-old Michigan head coach is currently under scrutiny amidst the sign-stealing allegation but another curious factor has popped up amid the unrest.

Though Harbaugh has staunchly denied any and all allegations of sign stealing or his involvement in it, the public as well as the Michigan authorities have lost all trust in him. While the truth behind this has yet to come out, Harbaugh has been dealt with a huge blow, personally as well as financially.

Jim Harbaugh’s ‘purged’ his tweets from 2020-present 

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In addition to losing a lucrative career contract, Jim Harbaugh’s questionable actions have earned him a fair share of suspicion and speculation from sports fans. He reportedly purged his Twitter account from 2020 to 2023. Daily MSU posted on Twitter, “Jim Harbaugh’s Twitter account just deleted 3 years worth of tweets.

With the cheating scandal blowing the headlines now, it was easy for many people to assume that Jim Harbaugh was hiding something in his tweets. That was probably the reason why the absence of activity on his Twitter account since 2020 invited all sorts of speculation with some people believing that the scandal allegedly goes back to 2020. 

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But let’s not conclude there yet. After more digging, it has been found that Jim Harbaugh didn’t “delete” his tweets from 2020. Apparently, he has remained inactive on Twitter within that timeframe.  

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Jim Harbaugh found himself in hot water when he was accused of recording the signs of their team’s future opponents for over three years from the sidelines during their games. Harbaugh’s previous struggles and his sudden success this season gave people more reason to believe this fraudulent behavior. And after scandals like this, it’s always intriguing to check the entities on social media and that’s what people did, and what they found out shocked them. 

The withdrawal of Jim Harbaugh’s million-dollar contract 

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In 2022, Michigan offered Jim Harbaugh a $36.7 million contract to sign him on through 2026. And there was a speculated raise in the contract given the success of the Wolverines this season as one of the eight undefeated teams in college football. But everything came crashing down for Jim Harbaugh, who not only lost the contract but lost the trust and respect of many people. 

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Jim Harbaugh has tried to put up an innocent face amid the sign-stealing scandal. The head coach denied all allegations, stating, “I do not have any knowledge or information regarding the University of Michigan football program illegally stealing signals, nor have I directed staff members or others to participate in an off-campus scouting assignment.” Nonetheless, his $36.7 million offer with the Michigan Wolverines remains retracted. 

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As head coach Jim Harbaugh faces judgment and backlash from fans and players, the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines just emerged from a 49-0 victory against Michigan State in Week 8. Hopefully, this hectic week won’t hamper their progress and performance when they meet Purdue in their upcoming game on Saturday.

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Khosalu Puro is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up with football lovers in an environment where the game is always playing in the background, she got the hook of the game early. A die-hard fan of the Patriots, she would do anything to watch the Brady-Gronk duo play live.
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