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.