Attorney's office says South Carolina safety reinstated to school

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The attorney's office representing South
Carolina safety Emanuel Cook says the sophomore has been reinstated
to the university following a gun charge.

An assistant at attorney Lowell Bernstein's office says a more
detailed statement on Cook's reinstatement would be released later

Cook was suspended from school last week after he and another
student were arrested on campus on gun charges. Cook's attorney has
said the gun was not Cook's.

The university cited privacy issues and would not confirm that
Cook had been reinstated. But Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier was
scheduled to be available to the media after today's practice.

Cook is not likely to play Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette
because he was hospitalized over the weekend for an appendectomy.