Jordan Etier has been reinstated on the University of Texas Baseball team. He will serve a four-game suspension at the beginning of the 2012 season and will no longer receive an athletic scholarship. He was kicked off the team last fall after being arrested on charges of evading arrest and marijuana possession.
At the time, DPS officers say Jordan Etier relieved himself in public, then ran from officers before disposing of some marijuana.
Etier is a senior second baseman for the Longhorns.
Longhorn baseball coach Augie Garrido says, "With there being closure in Jordan's case, The University decided to revisit the situation and his punishment. It was decided by the administration to bring the punishment more in line with Jordan's wrong-doing. After he was dismissed from the team in the fall, Jordan continued to attend class which was looked on in a positive light by the administration. He also showed his intention to continue his education and graduate from the University of Texas whether or not he was a member of the team, which demonstrated his effort to learn and grow from the incident."