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The Chicago White Sox rehired Nevest Coleman as a groundskeeper Monday, 24 years after he was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder.
According to Gregory Pratt of the Chicago Tribune, Coleman spent 23 years behind bars until DNA evidence exonerated him in November.
Coleman last worked for the team in 1994, and he often spoke about getting his job back one day while in prison.
Per Pratt, the White Sox released the following statement regarding their decision to rehire Coleman: “We’re grateful that after more than two decades, justice has been carried out for Nevest. It has been a long time, but we’re thrilled that we have the opportunity to welcome him back to the White Sox family. We’re looking forward to having Nevest back on Opening Day at home in our ballpark.”