Former USC tight end Weslye Saunders, who was dismissed from the team last week by athletic director Eric Hyman, is asking to be reinstated according to a source close to Saunders. Saunders met with Hyman Tuesday, and he’s also met with head coach Steve Spurrier. Hyman did not give Saunders a definite decision on his appeal.
According to the source, Saunders was told by the NCAA that he would recive a minimum six game suspension for his involvment with a sports agent. Saunders is asking that he be allowed to return to the team after sitting out six games.
But Saunders also had issues with Spurrier related to his living arraingment at the Whitney Hotel, where he still resides, and with allegedly lying to the coaching staff about why he was late for a pre-season practice and scrimmage. Saunders told the source that Spurrier indicated he would be willing to take him back after the six game penalty.