Rudulph is scheduled to appear in court

Updated: February 25, 2005, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State University coach Mike Riley says four football players suspended after a cafe altercation in November have been reinstated.

Riley said Joseph Rudulph, a redshirt freshman defensive end, has resolved his issues with the campus judicial process and will be allowed to remain as a student and participating athlete.

Rudulph is to appear in court in the spring for his actions in the downtown Corvallis incident.

Rudulph said he regrets the incident, that he wants to help the community and will volunteer for community service.

Riley also reinstated the other three players associated with the incident: Anthony Wheat-Brown, Whitfield Usher, and Ryan Rainwater. They were not cited.

Rudulph was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for the assault on Staff Sgt. Gabriel Sapp outside the Headline Cafe. Sapp was knocked unconscious.


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