Chris Webber and the University of Michigan

Could this finally be the stepping stone of Chris Webber and the University of Michigan burying the hatchet? After years of friction with his former school, Chris Webber said the University of Michigan took a step toward reconciliation with a simple gesture: an apology.

According to ESPN, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel privately apologized to Webber for how the school handled the fallout of an investigation surrounding claims that Webber had accepted money from former booster Ed Martin.

Manuel was hired as athletic director in 2016, played football at Michigan from 1986 to 1989, and worked for the school in the early 1990s when Webber played in Ann Arbor.

I wonder if all of this had to do because Chris Webber is going into the hall of fame. Why now seems to be the right time? One thing is for sure is that Chris Webber, not only will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday but what he helped built with the Fab Five will be there forever. You can take off the rafters, but you can’t erase the legacy of Webber and the Fab Five at the University of Michigan.

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