Last October, Michigan wideout Grant Perry was arrested on multiple charges stemming from an altercation at an East Lansing bar in which a woman reported that he had sexually assaulted her. Approached by the police, Perry ran and was tackled. After a plea deal in which Perry received a sentence of 12 months of probation and 60 hours of community service, Perry has now been allowed to fully rejoin the Michigan football team (he had recently been allowed to take part in team workouts and practices).
“The University and Michigan Athletic Department have closely followed the legal proceedings involving Grant Perry since October,” (Michigan athletic director Warde) Manuel said in the statement. “During this time, he has met every institutional expectation.
“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 victim of the assault, speaking in a statement to the court, is seeking treatment for PTSD.