Liberty's Chapman reinstated
Lynchburg, VA (Sports Network) - Liberty University defensive lineman Asa Chapman was reinstated to the team by head coach Danny Rocco on Monday.
Chapman was suspended on August 30th for a violation of university policies.
"I suspended Asa Chapman on August 30 for conduct detrimental to the team and unbecoming a Liberty student-athlete," Rocco offered. "The University and the Athletics Department immediately put a support system in place which offered Asa mentorship, education, community service, academic support and personal counseling, as well as, Asa seeking out his own legal counsel.
"I am excited for Asa that he is going to be able to return his focus back to the football field and help our program's quest to capture a fifth straight Big South title, to win in the postseason and become a program of national prominence," Rocco concluded.
Chapman started all 11 of Liberty's games last season and helped to anchor a defense that ranked 24th in the country in scoring defense (20.18 points allowed per game.) The lineman earned fourth-team All-America honors and finished with a career-best 41 tackles.
09/19 18:39:38 ET