WR Troy Stoudermire reinstated

by Josh Katzenstein

About a week after announcing Troy Stoudermire’s indefinite suspension, Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster said the junior wide receiver has been reinstated. 

“He will be back with our team, and that’s very positive with what he’ll be able to contribute to us on Saturday against Northwestern,” Brewster said during his Tuesday press conference.

Stoudermire posted a status on his Facebook last Wednesday stating his intention to transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision program where he would “be appreciated and respected as a player.” 

Stoudermire is listed on the Week 5 depth chart as the kickoff returner and punt returner, but sophomore Bryant Allen is listed on the depth chart in place of Stoudermire at wide receiver. Brewster said his role for Saturday’s homecoming game “remains to be seen.”

“Troy has come back, and he understands his situation last week was self-inflicted,” Brewster said. “He’s been very remorseful about the situation and how he handled it. He’s expressed it properly to me and to our football team.

“With that we allow him to come back and be a part of our football team and most importantly be a good teammate.”

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