Troy Stoudermire, a University of Minnesota wide reciever and kickoff returner, was reinstated Tuesday after being suspended last week for conduct detrimental to the team, said Gophers coach Tim Brewster.
Brewster said Stoudermire would play for the Gophers Saturday when they kickoff Big Ten Conference play against Northwestern, according to the Pioneer Press.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that after Stoudermire was suspended he took to his Facebook page stating he was leaving the program for a school that would appreciate him. The Pioneer Press added Stoudermire said he was "no longer a gopher." Later, Stoudermire went to Brewster's office and apologized for his comments.
Brewster said Stoudermire's suspension last week was "self-inflicted" and he had been "remorseful about the situation," according to the Pioneer Press. After he apologized to the Gopher football team, they allowed him back to play for this weekend's homecoming game.
The Pioneer Press reported that quarterback Adam Weber said Stoudermire could earn back the teams respect by working hard and giving a strong effort.