Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
On Monday evening, a league source told Pro Football Talk that the MIami Dolphins were reinstating Derrick Shelby to the active roster, a little more than a week after suspending him due to an alleged incident at a South Florida nightclub.
At that club during the Dolphins by weekend, Shelby has been accused of touching women without permission and then resisting arrest when police officers and club officials told him to leave. Shelby was tased three times and gave the world a mugshot to remember with a bruised lip and swollen eye. However, Shelby has stood firm on the fact that he was abused by police and that he was a target of police brutality.
After police reports came out, more information came with it, including statements from the police that they did not use police brutality and statements from others at the club saying they witnessed Shelby touching women throughout the club.
Nonetheless, Joe Philbin and the rest of the front office must believe that Shelby wasn't completely in the wrong and/or they believe he has served his punishment long enough. He'll re-join the team in time for an important match-up against the Chicago Bears this coming Sunday.