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July 20, 2007
Purify out for one game
Bill Callahan announced on Friday that senior wide receiver Maurice Purify will be suspended from the season opener against Nevada.Nebraska head coach
Callahan released an official statement that said Purify has been re-instated to the football program, will participate in the final week of summer workouts, and will report to training camp with the rest of the team on Aug. 5.
"I met with Maurice Purify this afternoon and I believe that he has made a sincere effort to redeem himself and move forward in a positive direction," Callahan said. "During his suspension from our program these past six weeks he has complied with all of the requirements imposed upon him by the legal system, the general expectations of a student-athlete in our program, and the specific additional conditions demanded of him as a result of his actions. Our primary concern for Maurice continues to be his personal well-being and we will continue to be pro-active in that regard.
"Maurice has been re-instated to our football program and will participate in the final week of summer workouts beginning on Monday, and will report to training camp as part of our 105-man roster on August 5th. Maurice will be suspended for the season opener against Nevada, and will face continued additional discipline within our football program, including extensive community service starting immediately and continuing throughout the entire season. Provided Maurice continues to meet the guidelines of his legal probation (prohibits any appearance in a drinking establishment that primarily serves alcohol, and submission of random testing for use of drugs and alcohol) as well as the stipulations for his behavior set forth by our staff, he will be allowed to resume participation as a member of our team. Maurice will still be subject to any additional possible University Judicial actions, but those actions remain a private matter."
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