Coach Keith Wilkes of Carver said yesterday that Thomas told him that he will be allowed to rejoin the program for spring practice in March.
Thomas, a sophomore defensive tackle, teammates Fred Sparkman, a linebacker, and Adarius Bowman, a receiver, were suspended Oct. 11 after being cited for simple marijuana possession in Chapel Hill by UNC public-safety officers.
"He told me he would back out there in the spring," Wilkes said. "I hope he's learned his lesson. I think he was relieved about it because he's never been in trouble before."
Report: Thomas Reinstated
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