KENT, Ohio -- Kent State quarterback Joshua Cribbs was
reinstated to the football team after pleading guilty to marijuana
Cribbs had been suspended from all football-related activity
since he was arrested at his home Jan. 17. But he won't be allowed
to play in the Sept. 4 season opener at Iowa as part of his
punishment, athletic director Laing Kennedy said.
Cribbs pleaded guilty to the possession charge Tuesday, Portage
County prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said Wednesday. Cribbs had
originally been charged with trafficking in marijuana.
A sentencing date hasn't been set.
"Josh is reinstated to the football team and will be able to
get back to the business of being a student and an athlete at Kent
State University," Kennedy said in a statement Tuesday.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Cribbs set school records for season and
career total offense last fall. He completed 178-of-364 passes for
2,424 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing 161 times for 701
yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Golden Flashes went 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the MAC -- the
school's second-best record in the last 15 seasons.
Cribbs apologized Tuesday to his family, school and teammates.
"I've learned that I am responsible for all my actions and
during the last five months, the hardest thing has been the fear of
not being able to provide for my family, go to school at Kent State
and play football," he said.