Levy reinstated after pleading no contest

Updated: August 3, 2006, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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