Chris Rodgers' return  

February, 16, 2006
02/16/06
12:57
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Chris Rodgers might play Thursday night at Cal. He might not.

A source close to the situation told ESPN.com that Arizona had to put the senior guard back on the roster at some point this season. Rodgers was suspended for the past eight games, but the source said there was pressure from above the coaches to put Rodgers back on the squad in some capacity (the source was purposefully vague).

Arizona coach Lute Olson has said throughout the week that Rodgers has done the right things in trying to get back on the squad. But the source said some pressure has been exerted to ensure that Rodgers isn't banished for the whole season.


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