Michigan WR Grant Perry reinstated to football program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Grant Perry has been reinstated to the Michigan football team following his sentencing last week in Ingham County (Mich.) Circuit Court.

The official statement from Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel:

During this time, he has met every institutional expectation. Grant has served multiple team suspensions, missing two games during the 2016 season as well as the Orange Bowl against Florida State. He was suspended from all team activities in the Winter of 2017, including all of spring practice and the team’s trip to Rome. Grant was only recently allowed to participate in summer conditioning prior to the start of fall camp.

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.

Perry  was sentenced to 12 months probation and 60 hours of community service Aug. 4 after pleading guilty to one felony count of resisting a police officer and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery, stemming from his arrest in October of 2016 following an altercation outside of a bar in East Lansing, Mich.

Perry is a junior wide receiver from Royal Oak, Mich., was suspended from all team activities in the winter, including spring practice.

Perry is still listed on Michigan’s roster, and is practicing with the football team during preseason camp, which began July 31. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said July 25 at Big Ten Media Days that Perry would not join the team in games until his legal issues were resolved.

Perry originally faced four charges related to an alleged sexual assault that officials say took place Oct. 15, 2016. According to a police report, Perry attempted to flee police as he ran from a bar in downtown East Lansing, following an altercation with a woman who alleged that Perry groped her between her legs.

Michigan opens the season Sept. 2 against Florida at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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