Purdue puts Dwayne Beckford and O.J. Ross back on scholarship
Purdue coach Danny Hope confirms that LB Dwayne Beckford and WR O.J. Ross have been reinstated to the program.
Beckford, who finished second on the team in tackles last season, literally had to work his way back onto the team and on scholarship.
“He had to get a job, take out loans, pay for his education, work hard and pass the classes,” Hope told the paper. “He’s passed the classes that he needs to stay on track for eligibility and from a graduation standpoint. He’s on the team, back on scholarship and we don’t anticipate any further incidents with Dwayne.
“As long as he does well in school and takes care of business and there aren’t any type of legal repercussions we’ll proceed on.”
Beckford was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and is set to stand trial in June.
Ross was reinstated to the team before spring practice, but had been off scholarship after having academic issues. Hope says Ross has worked hard and "put himself in position to get eligible this summer." Ross finished third on the team with 33 receptions for 356 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2011.
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