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Levy reinstated after pleading no contest

BERKELEY, Calif. -- California quarterback Steve Levy was
reinstated to the team Thursday, one day after pleading no contest
to a misdemeanor for his involvement in a bar fight in June.

Levy will be able to practice with the team when camp opens
Sunday but remains suspended for the season opener at Tennessee on
Sept. 2.

Levy, a senior who led the Golden Bears to season-ending wins
over Stanford and Brigham Young last season, had faced felony
assault charges stemming from the fight, in which he allegedly
threw a pint glass at a bouncer's face after getting into an
argument with another patron at a pub in San Francisco.

Under terms of his plea, Levy has three years of probation and
must perform 100 hours of community service.

"I have learned from the experience," Levy said in a statement
released by the school. "I just want to put this behind me and
move on with my life and do anything I can to help the 2006
Bears."

Levy is expected to be a third-stringer behind Nate Longshore
and Joe Ayoob this season.