Ex-Wolverine charged with receiving stolen property

The Detroit News

Former Michigan cornerback Grant Mason was arrested Monday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on state charges of receiving and concealing stolen property and intent to pass a false vehicle title.

Mason, 31, of Suitland, Maryland, was attempting to depart the United States to Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained Mason before turning him over to Detroit Police officers and Homeland Security special agents on the state charges.

The investigation into Mason's case began in 2012 after a stolen 2011 Audi Q5 he allegedly sold on craigslist to a Canadian buyer for $30,000 was intercepted at the Ambassador Bridge.

Mason is in custody at the Mound Detention Facility in Detroit. He was arraigned Tuesday via video conferencing. If convicted, Mason faces a maximum of up to 15 years in prison.

Mason was a two-year (2004-05) letterwinner for the Wolverines. He had 105 tackles and three interceptions during those seasons, when he also returned kickoffs.

Mason, who was born in Pontiac and attended Orchard Lake St. Mary's High, also played sparingly in the NFL from 2006-09.