MI junior wide receiver Grant Perry has officially been welcomed back to the football program. Grant was only recently allowed to participate in summer conditioning prior to the start of fall camp.
However, his court case has been resolved and he avoided jail time, but was sentenced to 12 months of probation.
University of MI wide receiver Grant Perry received full reinstatement from the Wolverines program Friday to make him eligible for the 2017 college football season.
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Perry, who attended Birmingham Brother Rice, has continued to practice with Michigan's football team, though U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said Perry would not "represent the team in games until" until the conclusion of the legal process.
Perry pled guilty to one count of resisting a police officer stemming from an incident that took place outside an East Lansing bar on October 15. Grant has served multiple team suspensions, missing two games during the 2016 season as well as the Orange Bowl against Florida State. "Based on that review, we have determined that Grant is reinstated to full participation with the football team". He was suspended from all team activities in the winter of 2017, including all of spring practice and the team's trip to Rome. The status update comes after Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal noted in June that Perry accepted a plea agreement to drop a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct against him. An East Lansing Police Department spokesperson said he also tried to run from police when they arrived on scene, per Haxel. The 20-year-old must comply with terms of his probation - which include a prohibition from consuming alcohol - and "meet additional internal requirements" to remain eligible, Manuel said.
Perry has 27 catches and two touchdowns during his college career.