Sunday, June 10, 2007

Arrington Set to Return to the Wolverines

It appears Michigan receiver Adrian Arrington is back the good graces of coach Lloyd Carr and will be reinstated to the team.

Arrington, who caught 40 passes last season and was projected to be one of best receivers in the Big Ten, was suspended from the team and did not participate in spring drills. The troubled Arrington has had run-ins with Carr and last year was charged with domestic violence, a case that was dismissed.

But Arrington participated in Saturday's "Carr's Wash for Kids," a fundraiser for a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and Carr said the receiver has rejoined the team for summer conditioning.

Arrington spent 60 consecutive days running the Michigan Stadium steps at 6 a.m. as part of the conditions for his return.

"I just have a whole different mind-set right now," he said. "I'm packing it in a lot earlier these days. I just hang out and play some PS3 instead of going out.''

Carr also said he had no plans to call Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, the former Wolverine quarterback who earlier took a swipe at his former school by saying: "Michigan is a good school and I got a good education there, but the athletic department has ways to get borderline guys in and, when they're in, they steer them to courses in sports communications. They're adulated when they're playing, but when they get out, the people who adulated them won't hire them."

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