Surely I’m not the only person who heard the below tale involving Tate Forcier and thought, “why couldn’t it be Rich Rodriguez?”. Or, as the slightly more sensitive Ryan Brown put it, “you get the feeling that Pops Fortier is some strange cross of Marv Marinovich, my annoying new age neighbor and Jim Jones.” Grand Rapids’ NBC affiliate WOOD reports former Michigan QB Forcier, “was the subject of an unusual police call last month”.
Tate Forcier, who quit the football team earlier this year, had locked himself in a bedroom of a third-floor apartment April 22, and was hanging out the window, the report states.
No one will say whether this was a suicide attempt, but the police report states the woman who called was concerned Forcier would jump from the window.
Officers were able to get Forcier to open the bedroom door. He was not arrested, but transported to a hospital.
Forcier was declared academically ineligible before the Wolverines played in the Gator Bowl. In February, he announced a transfer to Miami, but on May 13 — three weeks after the Grand Rapids incident — it was announced he would not be going to Miami after all.