DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -Duke reinstated linebacker Michael Tauiliili on Thursday, nearly two weeks after the Blue Devils' top tackler was suspended for violating team rules and was arrested on gun and driving while impaired charges.
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.
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