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Three Minnesota players reinstated after video-related suspension

MINNEAPOLIS -- The three Minnesota basketball players suspended after a sex video appeared on guard Kevin Dorsey's social media accounts have been reinstated by the school.

Golden Gophers spokesman Dan Reisig confirmed on Tuesday that Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason are back in good standing with the team and the school after they were suspended for the final four games of the season. The Gophers lost all four of those games, including their first-round game in the Big Ten tournament.

Mason, a sophomore, and McBrayer and Dorsey, both freshmen, were three key players for a team that went 2-16 in Big Ten play.

Coach Richard Pitino suspended the players for what he called a violation of team rules. All three are expected to be counted on to help turn around the struggling program's fortunes next season.