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Texas speedster Monroe could return for title game

AUSTIN, Texas - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The No. 2 Texas Longhorns could have speedy kick returner D.J. Monroe back for the national championship game against No. 1 Alabama.

Monroe has been suspended indefinitely since being arrested on a charge of drunken driving in November. On Friday, the DWI charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to obstruction of a passageway. He received deferred adjudication.

The story was first reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

The final hurdle in clearing his status was a meeting with coach Mack Brown, which was expected over the weekend or early in the week.

Monroe set a school record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns this season. He also had 110 yards rushing on 20 carries. He's missed the last three games.

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