Troy Clemons set to return as mascot

5 News has confirmed that Troy Clemons will return as the Mountaineer next week when the WVU football team takes on Kansas State.

This means his suspension has been extended one game to include this weekend's matchup against Iowa State.

Clemons was arrested on October 27 following a speeding and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

In a statement, Clemons said: “I want to apologize to everyone impacted by the events that transpired Oct. 27, 2017. I am deeply disheartened by my decision and regret letting down West Virginia University, my family, friends, colleagues and myself. I will not let this mistake define me and I will embrace every opportunity to right my wrongs and help others, along with myself, learn from the incident. This is not something that I intend to forget about, rather use it as a tool for betterment. I am sincerely sorry to everyone who has been impacted and appreciate the support I’ve received since last Friday morning. I look forward to continuing to be involved with the state and the university that I love.”

Alternate mascot, Trevor Kiess, will continue to serve as the Mountaineer for this week’s game.