OGDEN Cameron Higgins' one-game suspension turned out to be little more than a couple of days away from practice.
The starting quarterback for the Weber State football team was reinstated in time to catch the team bus to Northern Colorado on Thursday after the Ogden prosecutor's office determined there was not enough evidence to file charges against the redshirt freshman in an alleged shoplifting incident at the campus bookstore.
"We take the conduct of our student-athletes very seriously at Weber State and hold them to a high standard," Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal said in a statement. "In fairness to Cameron, now that he has been cleared in this matter, he has been reinstated to the football team."
Brendon Doyle, a junior college transfer who has practiced as the starter all week while Higgins was held out of action, will still start the game on Saturday, but Higgins is expected to see playing time as well, WSU coach Ron McBride said.
Higgins, who led the Wildcats to their first win of the season last week against Sacramento State, has started the last two games after taking over for sophomore Jimmy Barnes, who is out with a left knee injury and was largely ineffective in three starts against ranked opponents.