In October, when Dawson and Michigan parted ways, he was still readjusting to life in Michigan again after moving to Houston for a year, and his father had just been killed in a roadside accident. But none of that seemed to matter to Wolverines supporters. Fans sent him Twitter and Facebook messages telling him they hoped he broke his leg or that he was a “piece of s—.”
Worst of all, some fans took shots at his late father.
“They said a couple things about my dad, like, ‘He didn’t teach you to keep your word,'” Dawson said.