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Florida Gators reinstate basketball player Scottie Wilbekin

Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin has been reinstated to the Florida Gators basketball team, the school announced on its website.

Wilbekin was suspended on Nov. 8, one day before the Gators were scheduled to play Georgetown on the USS Bataan, for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Donovan said following Wednesday night's win over Wisconsin he expected to have gathered enough information by Thursday afternoon to decide Wilbekin's fate. When he was suspended, Donovan said it did not involve an arrest or NCAA violations.

Wilbekin has not practiced with the team since his suspension. He is expected to play on Sunday when the Gators play Middle Tennessee at 4 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum but will not start.

"He'll be at practice today and he'll play in the game this weekend, but I'm definitely not starting him," Donovan told "Obviously, he made some bad decisions that he's paid for, but as far as I'm concerned that's all over and done with.''

Florida Gators reinstate basketball player Scottie Wilbekin 11/16/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 16, 2012 1:17pm]
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