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Scottie Young Jr. to rejoin Wildcats; will miss BYU game

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-11 01:42:29-04

Arizona sophomore safety Scottie Young Jr. will rejoin the Wildcats this week, but will be suspended for the opener against BYU following his misdemeanor incident last year.

The University put out a statement saying that Young Jr. has completed imposed disciplinary sanctions, which included being removed from team activities during the spring and summer.

Young was arrested last September after a witness reported seeing him push, spit on, and threaten his girlfriend inside his residence hall. Young admitted to police that he spit on her and grabbed her by the wrists because he thought she was going to hit him. 

Young's girlfriend told police that it wasn't the first time he'd put his hands on her. Police called for paramedics after noting that the woman's hand was slightly swollen.

Young and his girlfriend were both arrested on domestic violence charges, but prosecutors later dropped the charge against the woman.

Former coach Rich Rodriguez allowed Young Jr. to remain with the team even though he had said the year before that any player would be "done" if they put their hands on a woman.