Basketball player Reggie Lynch reinstated on team

Lynch, who was accused of sexual assault, was cleared to participate in team activities.

by Mike Hendrickson

Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch, who was suspended from the team in May after being arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, has been reinstated on the team, said Dan Reisig, a team spokesman.

Lych, a redshirt junior center, was arrested on May 8 by the University of Minnesota Police Department on suspicion criminal sexual conduct. The Hennepin County’s office announced on Aug. 24 that Lynch would not face charges stemming from the arrest.

Lynch remained suspended from the team while the University conducted its own investigation after he was cleared of the charges.

Lynch, an Illinois State transfer from Edina, Minnesota, sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

He is the oldest center on the team and is expected to be the starter.