Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood reinstated Carroo on Wednesday after Carroo "agreed to the conditions of his reinstatement and after he accepted the responsibility that comes with his return to the team." Carroo is eligible immediately and can play in Saturday's home game against Michigan State.
Carroo had been suspended since Sept. 13 after an altercation outside Rutgers' football building, which took place after the team's game against Washington State. University police arrested Carroo and charged him with simple assault, domestic violence for allegedly slamming a woman onto the ground. The woman, who worked with Rutgers' football recruiting group, reportedly had a relationship with Carroo and was involved in an altercation with Carroo's girlfriend and others.
A judge dismissed the assault charge Tuesday after the woman decided not to pursue the case further. The prosecutor said that conflicting statements and foggy video of the altercation made it difficult to pursue charges without the woman's cooperation.
Carroo earned first-team All-Big Ten honors last season and has seven receptions, three for touchdowns, in two games this season, He also was suspended for the first half of Rutgers' opener for a curfew violation.
Flood will serve the final game of his university-imposed suspension Saturday against Michigan State. He has not been permitted to speak to the media during his suspension.