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March 25, 2009Blount reinstated for spring drills
EUGENE - University of Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount has been reinstated to the Ducks' football program for the start of spring practice, according to first-year head coach Chip Kelly.
Last year's record-setting running back was suspended from the program on Feb. 10 for what the school's former football coach Mike Bellotti termed "as a failure to fulfill team obligations."
The senior-to-be finished last season as the team's second-leading rusher with 1.002 yards, and broke the school's single-season record for rushing touchdowns with 17.
Oregon is scheduled to open spring drills at 8:45 a.m. Monday (March 30).