One of the Big Ten's best wide receivers is coming back to the field.
Rutgers senior wideout Leonte Carroo, who was serving an indefinite suspension, was reinstated Tuesday, a day after a simple assault charge against him was dropped.
"(Head coach Kyle) Flood reinstated Carroo after the student-athlete agreed to the conditions of his reinstatement and after he accepted the responsibility that comes with his return to the team," a Rutgers release read.
Carroo missed the last two games after he was charged with simple assault in an incident following Rutgers' loss to Washington State on Sept. 12. He was indefinitely suspended by Flood, who began serving his own suspension shortly thereafter.
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Carroo is immediately eligible and would figure to play this weekend against Michigan State. This weekend's game is the third and final of Flood's suspension, punishment for knowingly violating university rules about contacting faculty members regarding the grades of student-athletes.
Carroo was also suspended for the first half of the season-opening win over Norfolk State, one of several Scarlet Knights suspended for a curfew violation. He returned in the second half to catch three passes for 129 yards, all three going for touchdowns, and caught four passes for 52 yards against Washington State before sitting out a loss to Penn State and a win over Kansas.
He was charged with simple assault after he allegedly slammed a woman to the ground in an altercation after that Sept. 12 game, though Carroo's lawyer denies that occurred. The charge was dropped Tuesday when the alleged victim decided to not pursue the case.
Carroo caught 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdown last season, earning All-Big Ten honors.