Vershon Moore Returns To Washburn Football Team

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Vershon Moore has returned to practice with the Washburn football team. (photo by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Vershon Moore has returned to practice with the Washburn football team. (photo by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Topeka (WIBW) --- Two years ago, it appeared that Vershon Moore may never touch a football again. It turns out that "never again" lasted just 24 months.

Moore returned to the Washburn football team this month, after serving the last 2 years in jail following a guilty plea for robbing a bank in August, 2011.

Craig Schurig answered questions from reporters on Tuesday evening. "The biggest thing for myself, our athletics department, and the university is giving him a second chance. We feel like he deserves a second chance and he's a really good kid and we hope it's successful."

Schurig also realizes that his decision to reinstate Moore won't be universally applauded. "Everyone has a right to their opinion, that's what makes this country great. We feel like we know Vershon and the fact that we feel very positive that he's gonna make a great effort to make this second chance really work."

Moore currently sits in 8th place in the Washburn rushing ranks, all time. He will have 2 years to play for the Ichabods.

"It's a benefit that he is a very good player, but it's more the way he is inside; the type of person he is; I think we all believe in that more than his ability out here."

Moore was not made available for comment.


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