On Friday, the University of Michigan announced that junior wide receiver Grant Perry has been fully reinstated to the football team after some legal issues following an incident that took place in East Lansing last fall.
Statement from Michigan Athletic Director Wade Manuel:
The University and Michigan Athletic Department have closely followed the legal proceedings involving Grant Perry since October.
During this time, he has met every institutional expectation. Grant has served multiple team suspensions, missing two games during the 2016 season as well as the Orange Bowl against Florida State. He was suspended from all team activities in the Winter of 2017, including all of spring practice and the team’s trip to Rome. Grant was only recently allowed to participate in summer conditioning prior to the start of fall camp.
We conducted an athletic department and institutional review following the conclusion of the legal process. Based on that review, we have determined that Grant is reinstated to full participation with the football team.
In order to maintain his full participation with the team, and in addition to complying with the terms of his probation, Grant must continue to meet additional internal requirements from the university, athletic department and football program.
The announcement came after Perry’s felony charges were dropped and he was placed on a 1-year probation.
This news comes as no surprise as Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh revealed earlier in the summer that Perry had been cleared to resume team activities. Now that Perry is cleared, he will also be eligible to play in actual games.