Utah Utes cornerback Dominique Hatfield reinstated to team

Posted at 1:24 PM, Sep 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 15:49:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah confirmed cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been reinstated.

Coach Kyle Whittingham said Hatfield will play as soon as he is ready but didn’t give a timetable.

Officials said Hatfield could play as soon as this week but he could be a few weeks away from hitting the field.

Hatfield was dismissed from the team in July after he was charged with aggravated robbery.

Those first-degree felony charges were later dismissed but Hatfield still faces a misdemeanor assault charge from a different case stemming from a fight at a party on July 5.

The University of Utah has decided to allow Hatfield to remain as a student and he is now back with the team.

Hatfield is expected in court Sept. 21.