Originally posted on NBC Miami  |  Last updated 12/21/11
The Miami Hurricanes will get a familiar face back as soon as Thursday's game at Charlotte. UM announced Tuesday evening that forward DeQuan Jones has been reinstated to the team. He had previously been suspended for the entire season due to his alleged dealings with rogue booster Nevin Shapiro. "The University of Miami, after consultation with the NCAA, has announced that senior basketball player DeQuan Jones can return to competition immediately," the University said in a statement. "In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing joint inquiry, the University will not comment further at this time."   According to the Yahoo! Sports' investigative report that first broke the details of the Shapiro scandal, former UM assistant coach Jake Morton requested $10,000 from Shapiro in 2008 to solidify Jones' commitment to attend UM.   Yahoo's report stated that Jones returned the money to Shapiro in 2010 after receiving several angry phone messages from him.    Jones, a senio...
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