|Duke reinstates LB Michael Tauiliili after suspension, arrest|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 August 2007 07:08|
Tauiliili will not play in the season opener against Connecticut on Sept. 1, and must adhere to several nondisclosed team standards to remain with the program, the school said.
``From the start, we wanted to reach a decision that is fair to Michael, our team, the athletic department and the university,'' coach Ted Roof said. ``We also will allow the judicial system (to) run its course, and the outcome of that process could require further disciplinary action.''
Tauiliili - a vocal linebacker who led the team in tackles each of his previous two seasons - was suspended Aug. 5, one day after he was arrested on charges that include assault by pointing a gun, carrying a concealed weapon, driving while impaired, failing to stop after an accident and simple assault.
A team official said Tauiliili would not be made available for comment.