Jackson twins back on UNM squad

Posted at: 08/19/2013 9:02 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

University of New Mexico head coach Bob Davie said Versahd and Rashad Jackson have rejoined the football team.

Rashad and Vershad left the Lobos in the middle of camp last week in Ruidoso after a confrontation on the practice field.  Vershad walked off the field after his twin brother was reprimanded.  Davie then suspended Vershad and sent him back to Albuquerque.  His brother Rashad followed.

The two players later met with Davie to ask for their return to the team.

“We are grateful to have this second opportunity and are excited to be back with our teammates,” Rashad and Vershad said in a statement Monday.

"They have to start at the bottom and work their way back up the depth chart," Davie said after Monday's workout.  "If they can do that, they'll be out there playing."

Rashad and Vershad attended classes and all football activities on Monday as the team prepares for its season opener against UTSA on Aug 31.