September 04, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Florida Atlantic has reinstated wide receiver Kalib Woods to the football team, even though he still faces felony battery charges stemming from a fight in January.

Owls coach Lane Kiffin says Woods will not be on scholarship.

Woods is accused of striking two men in January, in what was described by one of the alleged victims as retaliation over a foul that was committed in a pickup basketball game about a year earlier. One of the victims said he needed surgery to reconstruct a broken jaw, the other said he was hospitalized for several days with internal injuries.

Kiffin says FAU officials decided to readmit Woods last month, around the start of the academic year. Kiffin announced Woods' return to the team on Monday.

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