New Mexico reinstates two players

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico has reinstated two players who were suspended from the team after being arrested in April on rape and kidnapping charges.

The Albuquerque Journal reports athletic director Paul Krebs confirmed Tuesday that running back Crusoe Gongbay of Rockville, Maryland, and cornerback SaQwan Edwards of Houston had been reinstated and are rejoining the Lobos.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office chose to drop the criminal case against the players and Ryan Ruff, a former New Mexico student who wasn't on the team.

The DA's office had dismissed the charges in June but at that time held open the possibility that they could be refiled.