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MLS reinstates columnist’s credentials after RSL pulls it

Real Salt Lake v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 02: Benny Feilhaber #10 of Sporting Kansas City and Stephen Sunny Sunday #8 of Real Salt Lake compete for the ball during the Major League Soccer match at Children’s Mercy Park on April 2, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Real Salt Lake says Major League Soccer has reinstated the credentials of Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson after the organization pulled it last week.

RSL chief business officer Andy Carroll released a statement last week saying the credentials were revoked “due to the conflicts of interest and personal agendas” of Monson, who hosts a local radio show with Spence Checketts, the son of former RSL owner David Checketts.

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Carroll released a statement Tuesday saying, “At the behest of Major League Soccer and in accordance with league policy, Real Salt Lake has reinstated media access and related privileges to The Salt Lake Tribune columnist.”