Former Michigan football running back O’Maury Samuels had his court case scheduled for a settlement hearing and, if necessary, a jury trial next month in Ann Arbor.
Samuels, who appeared before Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court on Wednesday for a pretrial hearing, was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic violence and one misdemeanor count of malicious destruction of property in December.
He had a walk-in arraignment on Dec. 12 in Ann Arbor before Magistrate Tamara A. Garwood. He reportedly entered a not guilty plea that same day. Also on Dec. 12, U-M’s football program dismissed Samuels from the team with a short statement and no further comment.
“Student O’Maury Samuels has been dismissed from the Michigan Football program,” it read.
There was no resolution to Samuels’ case Wednesday, which means Judge Pollard Hines will have a settlement conference. If no resolution is found then, the case will be sent to trial. The tentative date for jury selection is Feb. 11.
Judge Pollard Hines upheld all bond conditions for Samuels on Wednesday, including a no-contact order with the alleged victim.
According to University of Michigan deputy police chief Melissa Overton, an incident took place at approximately 1:45 a.m. Dec. 9 at U-M’s West Quad residence hall. A warrant was then issued for Samuels on Dec. 11. He came in for his arraignment the following day.
A 5-foot-10 running back from Los Lunas, N.M., Samuels was a 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class.
He appeared in nine games as a true freshman in 2017, carrying the ball eight times for 13 yards. In 2018, Samuels carried the ball 13 times for 66 yards in six appearances.
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