Ashante Williams rejoins scout team

Updated: August 30, 2011, 4:45 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois junior linebacker Ashante Williams has been permitted to practice with the scout team after being suspended for a DUI arrest, Illinois coach Ron Zook announced on Tuesday.

"He's a semester away from graduation," Zook said. "I think it's important he graduates. He needs to get that degree. Obviously, he's on scholarship to get that degree. So if he's going to be on scholarship and graduate, he can be out there helping his teammates.

"He made a mistake. ...

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