And yes, that headline is correct: a one-year, not one-game, suspension.
Maryland announced Friday evening that defensive lineman Isaiah Ross has indeed been suspended for one year for violating university policy. What that policy is specifically was not divulged by the school.
However, the Baltimore Sun writes that “[t]he only offense cited in the university’s ‘Policy on Conduct and Ethics for Student-Athletes’ and the ‘Drug Policy for Student-Athletes’ that specifically mandates a year-long suspension is a third violation of the drug policy.” So, there’s that.
Ross played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2010, but missed all but one game the next season with a knee injury after opening the year as a starter. In December of 2011, he was one of four Terps granted a medical hardship waiver. Last year, he played in six games in very limited duty.
He would’ve been a fifth-year senior in 2013.
In addition to the news on Ross, the Terps also announced that backup offensive lineman Pete White has decided to leave the football program. White started six of the 12 games in which he played in 2011.