SEATTLE (AP) — Washington backup point guard Venoy Overton has been reinstated and will play with the Huskies in the NCAA tournament on Friday against Georgia.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said on Sunday that Overton would play in the NCAAs.READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
Overton was suspended for the Pac-10 tournament after he was charged by the Seattle city attorney with providing alcohol to a minor. Overton was a spectator on the bench as Washington won the
conference tournament title.
Overton spoke briefly on Sunday, while not directly addressing his case.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
Overton said the last two months have been difficult and that public opinion was almost more of a punishment than his suspension.
Overton’s case stemmed from an allegation by a 16-year-old girl that Overton sexually assaulted her at an apartment in Seattle Jan. 8. King County prosecutors declined to file charges.MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
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