Wednesday July 15, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina defensive back C.C. Whitlock has been reinstated to the Gamecocks -- again.
South Carolina athletic spokesman Steve Fink said Whitlock had been brought back to the team by coach Steve Spurrier.
Whitlock had been suspended twice the past four months, the last time in May when he was arrested and accused of trespassing at club in Fairfield County. That arrest came just days after Whitlock first team suspension was lifted.
Last month, a magistrate found Whitlock not guilty of the charge.
Whitlock's latest reinstatement also was approved by athletic director Eric Hyman.
Whitlock, a sophomore from Chester, played in nine games last fall. He is expected to contend for a starting job in the secondary when drills begin next month.
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