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John Harbaugh supports brother Jim amid Boogergate scandal


John Harbaugh has come out in support of his brother, Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh, in the wake of the Boogergate scandal that’s amusingly become one of the big talkers in college football.

The Baltimore Ravens head coach offered an unsolicited defense of his brother amid disturbingly gross allegations during a conference call Wednesday with Cleveland Browns reporters, knowing full well local Ohio State Buckeyes fans are having a field day with “controversy.”

A video of Harbaugh on the sidelines during Michigan’s 51-14 win over Central Florida appeared to show the coach picking his nose and placing whatever it was he dug out of his nostril into his mouth.

“Can I say something for the record, since this is Cleveland?” John asked during the conference call ahead of Sunday’s game against the Browns, via “My brother has never eaten a booger.”

Harbaugh’s defense echoed what his brother unequivocally stated earlier this week when the Michigan coach defended himself against the accusations by saying the following:

“I have never eaten a booger in my entire life,” Jim Harbaugh said. “It might have looked like that was happening. But if you rub your nose and then you bite your fingernail, that’s not eating a booger. There was no booger eaten.

“For clarity here, for the record, I have never eaten a booger in my entire life.”

John Harbaugh added that even if there was a finger-into-nostril event, “nothing came out.” He also wanted to make it abundantly clear he has never eaten a booger in his life, either.

Yes, all of this, from the video first surfacing to the Harbaugh brothers discussing at length their respective aversions to booger-eating, actually happened.