If Jim Harbaugh Wins Appeal Of His Suspension, Judge Judy Might Be The One To Thank

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Judge Judy

If Jim Harbaugh is back on the sidelines this weekend, Michigan fans might have Judge Judy to thank.

It didn’t seem to be a problem that Michigan was without their head coach on the sideline of this past weekend’s game, the result of the Big Ten conference banning Harbaugh from the sideline of the rest of their regular season games amidst the program’s sign-stealing scandal.

But even without their head coach, the Wolverines had no trouble in Happy Valley this weekend, easily rolling over Penn State despite the controversy (without even throwing a pass in the second half) in an emotional victory for interim coach Sherrone Moore.

The school has filed for a temporary injunction against the conference that would allow Harbaugh to coach on Saturdays in the team’s two remaining games, at Maryland and at home in their annual rivalry game against Ohio State.

But Harbaugh doesn’t seem too concerned about preparing for his day in court.

When asked about the upcoming hearing this Friday that will determine his fate for the rest of the regular season, the coach said he’s not even sure if he’s going to testify – but that if he does, he’s ready to go because he’s watched a lot of Judge Judy.

I mean, if he’s seen Judge Judith Sheindlin rip into people in her courtroom, surely he knows what he’s getting into.

But apparently Harbaugh is a BIG Judge Judy fan – and was even in the audience for a taping of the show back in 2013.

And he also had high praise for the judge and her show when asked about the experience:

“I’ve never seen her adjudicate one improperly. She is so smart. She’s so good. I could sit there and watch those cases all day. I really could. It’s fun to watch somebody who does their job well.”

He also revealed that he not only sat in for a taping, but also had lunch and played cards with Judge Judy and her bailiff, Byrd.

Seems like Harbaugh’s ready for his hearing. Expect to see him back on the sideline soon – thanks to Judge Judy.

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