Washburn football announced the return of former running back Vershon Moore after he spent two years in federal prison.
Moore led the MIAA in rushing yards his sophomore season in 2011 but was arrested in August of that year for armed robbery of a Topeka credit union.
“The biggest thing for myself, the university and the athletic department is giving him a second chance,” Washburn head coach Craig Schurig said. “We feel like he deserves a second chance and he’s a really good kid. We hope that it’s successful.”
Moore spent 30 months in federal prison and pending compliance he could be eligible for this season.
“We feel like we know Vershon and we feel very positive he’s going to make a great effort to make this second chance really work,” Schurig said. “Everything went smoothly, he did everything he was supposed to and then it was up to the athletic department and the university and everyone was supportive of it. Giving a kid a second shot and it feels like he’s going to make good on it.”
The Ichabods begin the season at Nebraska-Kearney on September 5th and the first home game is the following Saturday against Fort Hays State.