Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/19/14
LOS ANGELES --- There was a familiar face at Howard Jones Field on Wednesday. Wearing a white No. 39 USC practice uniform, there was Simione Vehikite. The 511 225-pound redshirt junior linebacker has rejoined the team, the school announced Thursday. Vehikite missed all of spring practice dealing with legal issues. His involvement in a July 2011 accident led to his arrest in February. He was charged with four felony counts --leaving the scene of a car accident, driving with a .08 percent blood-alcohol level and causing injury, driving under the influence causing injury, and identity theft, according to the Los Angeles Times. He pleaded no contest to two of the counts as part of a plea offer and in May was sentenced to one year in jail. Vehikite served just over three months before he was released earlier this month. Once USC found out about the incident, Vehikite was removed from the team and all team activities. Simi is back with our team, said head coach Lane Kiffin. Simi ha...
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