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Jim Harbaugh says threatening tweets from former player a ‘serious matter’

Jim Harbaugh on Thursday night weighed in on threatening tweets recently made by former Michigan Wolverines player Elysee Mbem-Bosse, calling the situation a “serious matter.”

A series of disturbing tweets coming from the Twitter account belonging to Mbem-Bosse included mentions of guns, violence as well as a perceived threat to Harbaugh.

“It’s a serious matter,” Harbaugh told The Detroit News at a coaching clinic for Detroit high school football coaches. “I’m confident our administration and university officials will take the proper steps and are taking the proper steps.”

The University of Michigan Police Department on Tuesday opened an investigation into Mbem-Bosse’s tweets.

“While there has been no crime committed at this stage, we will continue to assess the situation,” Melissa Overton, Deputy Chief of Police of the University of Michigan police department indicated Thursday in a statement.

Mbem-Bosse’s status with the Wolverines football program had been unclear, as he was not listed on the team’s active roster. However, a statement issued by Michigan Wednesday confirmed he’s no longer with the team, something Harbaugh conformed Thursday, saying, Mbem-Bosse “left the team in November.” It does appear he remains enrolled at Michigan, though.

Harbaugh was asked Thursday if he felt threatened by Mbem-Bosse’s tweets.

“That’s all I’m going to say about it,” Harbaugh said in reference to his previous comments Thursday night.