Pittsburgh reinstates Sheard

Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard was reinstated to the football team on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct in connection to an off-campus incident in which he threw a man through an art gallery's glass door two weeks ago.

Head coach Dave Wannstedt said that Sheard, who will be able to practice when Pitt begins training camp on Saturday, will face in-house punishments and increased accountability.

At his hearing on Wednesday, Sheard was ordered to pay all medical expenses incurred by the man he fought with, Edward Parker. In addition, Sheard will pay all court costs and issue an apology to Parker.

The 6-4, 260-pounder, who will enter his third season as a starter, was originally suspended from the team on July 19. Last season, he registered 42 tackles, including 10.5 for losses, five sacks and a team-best 12 hurries.

The Panthers open the season on the road on September 2 against Utah.

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