A high school football coach in rural Utah has lifted temporary suspensions for most of his team after they did the community service and character-building activities he asked of them.
The Deseret News reports coach Matt Labrum took jerseys away from the team following Friday night’s game because of problems with cyberbullying and ditching classes.
Labrum coaches Union High in Roosevelt, a town of about 6,000 people 100 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
Instead of practicing Monday and Tuesday, he ordered the players to pick weeds, spend time with senior citizens and attend a class about character.
On Wednesday, 32 of 41 players were reinstated and will be playing Friday night. The other nine can still get back on the team if they meet the Labrum’s requirements.