Report: Five Minnesota players have restraining orders lifted
For once, Minnesota got some good mid-week news.
Five Gopher players weren’t allowed to attend in home games because of a restraining order stemming from a Sept. 2 incident.
Ray Buford, KiAnte Hardin, Tamarion Johnson, Dior Johnson and Carlton Djam were restricted from TCF Bank Stadium because the victim was involved in game day operations.
That was reportedly lifted, according to the Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder:
News: Settlement reached for 5 #Gophers football players. Restraining orders have been lifted. They can play Saturday vs. Purdue.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) November 2, 2016
On Tuesday, Hennepin County District Judge Mel Dickstein denied an attempt from the players to temporarily lift the restraining order. That ruling, however, was overturned.
Minnesota suspended four of the players for three games while the police investigation unfolded, but they were reinstated when charges weren’t pressed.
The Gophers will host Purdue on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT.