A handful of months after an arrest on a drunk-driving charge, Shayne Skov is back in the good graces of the Stanford football program, although one of the conditions of a return will result in the loss of one Saturday of play his senior season.
Cardinal head coach David Shaw confirmed via a statement Friday afternoon that Skov has been fully reinstated to the Stanford football program. He will, however, have to serve a one-game suspension at the beginning of the new football year as part of the reinstatement process.
Stanford, incidentally, opens the 2012 season at home Aug. 31 against San Jose State.
After leading the Cardinal in tackles as a sophomore in 2010, Skov suffered a significant knee injury in the third game of last year that cost him the remainder of the season. Shaw said in the release that “[h]is rehab is going very well and he is close to being at 100 percent.”