Feb. 28, 2000
"I am very happy that the NCAA has reduced my suspension and I am relieved that this situation is finally over. I am looking forward to being back on the basketball court with my teammates.
"I want to thank my teammates, my coaches and my family for their support over the last few months. They made dealing with the situation easier for me.
"I also want to thank the athletic department, particularly Mr. Dalis and Ms. Stephenson, for all of their hard work on my behalf. They have been very supportive of me and I appreciate everything they have done."
Due to the on-going Federal investigation, JaRon Rush will not be available for questions.