MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -West Virginia reinstated cornerback Ellis Lankster and linebacker J.T. Thomas, who were arrested last month for receiving stolen property, after the two agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program.
A pretrial diversion program often involves a trade off of no jail time and a dismissal of all charges if a defendant stays out of trouble for a certain period. Details of the agreement weren't released Thursday.
Coach Rich Rodriguez said both players will be in uniform for Saturday's home game with East Carolina but won't start.
Rodriguez suspended them indefinitely after Thomas, a redshirt freshman, and Lankster, a junior, were charged Aug. 19 with transferring and receiving stolen property, which police said was a laptop computer.
The pair were arrested nearly after an 11 p.m. curfew set by Rodriguez. Both players apologized Thursday in a statement released by the university.
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