For three and a half weeks, West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley was relegated to the sideline because of what head coach Dana Holgorsen called a “violation of team rules.” The suspension occurred because of a police warrant put out by local police after Worley was charged with battery for an altercation with a woman outside a club.
Holgorsen’s decision to reinstate Worley stemmed from Worley’s announcement that he will plead no contest to misdemeanor assault. The team and Holgorsen issued a statement regarding Worle;ys stauts.
“Earlier Today, I fully reinstated Darryl Worley to our football program. The decision came after Daryl pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident back in September,” Holgorsen said.
“As I’ve said many times, we have a high standard of conduct that we expect our student-athletes and our coaches to live up to and, in those instance Daryl failed to meet those expectations,” Holgorsen continued However, since arriving to Morgantown, Daryl has done many good things and many things right, both on and off the field, and I am confident that he will be a better man and teammate moving forward.”
The sophomore is the team’s best cover corner and is much needed as the team squares of against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Baylor Bears, and Oklahoma State Cowboys over the next three weeks. Worley will undoubtedly be an upgrade to the secondary and should be an instant impact player.
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