Fenner rejoins UTEP football team

Updated: October 6, 2003, 8:10 PM ET

EL PASO -- Jahmal Fenner has been reinstated to the Texas-El Paso football team following a two-game suspension after an altercation in the school's weight room, coach Gary Nord said Monday.

Fenner, a defensive back, said that he 'behaved inappropriately' and thanked Nord for allowing him to return to the team.

"I have apologized for my actions, and I am looking forward to putting this behind me," Fenner said.

Fenner had 10 tackles and led the team with seven pass breakups in four starts.

"I hope Jahmal has learned his lesson," Nord said. "He will return to practice today and have to work his way back into the lineup."

UTEP opened WAC play Saturday with a 21-19 win over SMU. The Miners face Louisiana Tech Saturday.

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