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In early November, Rutgers suspended Ruhann Peele for the remainder of the 2014 season following an off-field incident. Nearly three months later, he’s back.
According to both nj.com and ScarletScuttlebutt.com, the wide receiver has been reinstated to the football program and can now resume participating in team activities. RU has yet to announce public Peele’s status with the team.
In late August, Peele was arrested and charged with simple assault after it was alleged that he had pulled the hair of a female accuser and scratched her face. That charge was dismissed in December after the alleged victim failed to show for a court appearance, which helped pave the way for Peele’s return.
Peele had not played the first nine games of the 2014 season because of an unspecified upper-body injury. He was medically cleared prior to the 10th game, which triggered the suspension.
In 2013, Peele finished fifth on the team with 28 catches for 478 yards. He was third on the team that season when, due to injuries, he was moved from receiver to cornerback in late October for a handful of games.
Entering spring practice back in the good graces of the football program, the redshirt sophomore is expected to be a significant contributor in the passing game in 2014.