MU reinstates women's basketball players

Jessra Johnson and Amanada Hanneman have been reinstated to the Missouri women's basketball team after third degree assault charges were dropped over an incident in which MU male cheerleader Justin Short suffered a broken nose.

MU announced the two player will resume practice with the team on Friday but will not play in a Dec. 21 game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. That will be the second game missed by Johnson and Hanneman, who sat out last Sunday's game against Murray State.

No information is yet forthcoming on the status of Short, who was suspended indefinitely from the MU cheering squad.