June 25, 1998
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue football coach Joe Tiller has announced that linebacker/defensive end Chike Okeafor (West Lafayette, Ind., H.S.) has been reinstated to the squad, conditional upon his conduct the remainder of the summer. Okeafor had been suspended indefinitely (since April 1997) for conduct detrimental to the team. He did not play in 1997, and 1998 will be his final season of collegiate eligibility.
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