The Connor Stalions University of Michigan football sign-stealing scandal continues to evolve and expand, including a Wyoming wrinkle.
Stalions has become one of the most widely known names in Division I college football of late as the main person of interest in an alleged sign stealing cheating effort by the UM program.
A Wolverine In Wyoming
The NCAA, Big 10 Conference and university are actively investigating allegations that Stalions organized a program to attend, or have others attend, games of future Wolverines opponents to observe their play signals, sometimes even dressing in other schools’ gear to blend in.
As that’s happening, the embattled football assistant also has a seemingly unrelated Wyoming connection.
Online records show Stalions is listed as an owner of a business registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State, "BC2 Housing.” The company was filed as a limited liability company March 28, 2022, and is considered active, renewing its license for this year.
Stalions did not immediately respond to Cowboy State Daily’s request for comment about why he chose to file his business in Wyoming and what exactly his Wyoming-registered business does.
Wyoming is known for having some of the most lenient business filing laws in the country.
Stalions’ company is listed with a residential home address in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but was registered through an agent in Sheridan.
It is not clear what BC2 does or if it has any real operations beyond serving as a shell company for other activities.
Also listed as a party with the business is current Michigan football player Blake Corum, whose initials and No. 2 jersey number may explain the name of the company.
If it’s found Corum had a knowing involvement in the company, it would likely violate laws on student-coach relationships.
Corum denied any affiliation with the company Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
"First of all, I have no business with him, I don't have any businesses with Connor or anything like that,” he told the newspaper. “But I'm glad whoever found it, whoever searched the web, was able to find that, I appreciate you.
"My attorneys are on it, definitely get that figured out right away, get my name taken off of whatever it is."
Stalions is accused of buying sidelines tickets of Michigan's future opponents and sending them to accomplices who would then record the signals of the team and send them back to Stalions to decipher.
Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Stalions was also sued by his homeowners’ association for allegedly running a second-hand business selling vacuums out of his home.
As Stalions and the University of Michigan football program are under investigation by the NCAA, the school also is awaiting a decision from the Big 10 conference on possible discipline, and is reportedly preparing a legal response if a suspension is handed down before the investigation into sign-stealing is finished.
ESPN reports the Big 10 recently sent Michigan a notice of disciplinary action, required by the sportsmanship policy "in the event it becomes clear that an institution is likely to be subjected to" penalties.
Leo Wolfson can be reached at Leo@CowboyStateDaily.com.