At Big Ten Media Days, it was reported that Michigan State was letting suspended LB Jon Reschke back on the team 17 months after he sent a text message that included the N-word.

According to coach Mark Dantonio, it’s still up to Reschke to earn back the respect of his teammates, but it does appear he’ll have that chance.

Recently ESPN’s Jemele Hill, who has become an outspoken voice when it comes to race and sports, weighed in on the Spartans’ decision. As you can see in the string of tweets below, she acknowledged that it’s a complicated issue and urged fans, players and coaches to think carefully about their actions moving forward:

As mentioned, Reschke won’t be on scholarship this fall, and it remains to be seen if he’ll ever regain his scholarship.

But he has his shot at redemption, and now it’s up to him to make the most of it.