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Hunt reinstated to Tiger basketball team

Tuesday night, University of Memphis Tiger Coach John Calipari spoke out about the University of Memphis decision to reinstate embattled basketball star Jeremy Hunt!
  
Last season Hunt spent more time in the courtroom than on the court...Coach Calipari says Hunt came to him about a month ago and asked him to consider being re-instated.
  
Calipari then took the matter to athletic director RC Johnson, and University President, Shirley Rains, and together they agreed Hunt had made amends for his mistakes.

Hunt had been kicked off the team last year after 2 off-court incidents.
 
In 2005, a former girlfriend pressed charges  that he slapped and kicked her.
 
The issue was eventually resolved with a "judicial diversion" - or probation.
 
Hunt was given a warning from Calipari at that time but not kicked off the team....
 
Not until he was involved in scuffle with a bouncer on Beale Street before last year's season.
 
Calipari gave him the boot then, although Hunt remained close to the program, regularly showing up at practice and weight lifting sessions.
 
He followed up with his school work as well, graduating from the University of Memphis a couple of weeks ago.
 
Caliapri says that's the main reason he's back on the team.

Hunt will have one year of eligibility left, but it's unknown if he will even be able to play at a high level after suffering those 2 ACL injuries.

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