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Maryland RB suspended for a year

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Though Maryland running back Wes Brown will not face any charges for his conduct with police in an incident earlier this month, he will still miss the entire 2013 season.

Brown’s attorney confirmed Friday that his client has agreed to a one-year suspension from Maryland rather than face a university hearing. There is a possibility Brown could return to the school after the fall semester if he completes certain “benchmarks”, most of which haven’t been specified, but he’ll enroll in community college during the meantime. The official agreement hasn’t been signed yet as both sides are still working out the details.

Brown was originally charged with felony wiretapping, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000 early last month when police approached him about a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore. Police wanted to question Brown, considered a person of interest in the case, when the running back allegedly shoved a detective and took off on foot. He reportedly then used a stolen cell phone to record his interaction with police. Brown’s attorney maintains that his client was not involved in the Baltimore shooting, though it had been reported that Brown’s vehicle was involved in some way.

Brown won’t face any legal ramifications for his alleged scuffle with police, but it was enough to warrant a suspension from Maryland for violating student conduct.

Brown was the second-leading rusher on the Terps last season, finishing with 90 carries for 382 yards and two touchdowns. He was expected to play an even bigger role for Maryland this season.

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15 Responses to “Maryland RB suspended for a year”
  1. seanb20124 says: Aug 2, 2013 7:49 PM

    Must be more to this story, or Aaron Hernandez story has schools a bit skittish

  2. voorheesma says: Aug 3, 2013 12:16 AM

    It was not reported his car was “involved”… What kind of shoddy reporting is that. It’s been reported his car was seen leaving the parking lot after a shooting. A hundred people were fleeing the scene and dozens of cars were leaving the lot while a shooting happened. His was one of the cars whose tag could be identified on camera leaving the lot so he was questioned. His car was not involved in the shooting.

  3. thegamecocker says: Aug 3, 2013 9:41 AM


    So we are to believe his car was not involved and that it was just a “coincidence” that ONLY his cars’ plates could be ID’d? Really??? He shoved a detective!!! Why would someone do that if he did not have anything to hide? ANSWER: HE WOULDN”T so he was hiding something…..a person is measured by his friends….this young man needs to learn that….a one years suspension from Maryland AND some other “items” need to be reached if this kid wants back in. And he should quit hanging with thug friends.

  4. northstarnic says: Aug 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    The NFL welcomes you with open arms!

  5. voorheesma says: Aug 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    Yes, his car was not involved… He was questioned because his car was seen leaving as were others. Who said he was the only one interviewed? Who said his car was the only one identified? Do you have the case files.
    And he didn’t shove a detective, he performed a perfect swim move over the detective. Every thing from Baltimores finest was dropped.

  6. thegamecocker says: Aug 3, 2013 6:14 PM


    OK, I’ll bite….not noted for running from the police or my pugilistic prowess, what is “a perfect swim move”? Maryland booted him for a year and now the kid is in community college. Let him work on his grads or earn credits toward graduation. Now, that swim move please…..

  7. ameskirshen says: Aug 3, 2013 7:22 PM

    Any chance he decides to transfer out instead?

  8. thegamecocker says: Aug 4, 2013 9:19 AM

    I heard Wes Brown was looking at Louisville as his next destination. Apparently, Michael Dyer showed him around town as he was not yet familiar with the Louisville “campus”: classrooms, science labs, library, etc. Dyer did stop by the bar where Coach Pitino had sexual intercourse after hours with one of his Assistant Coaches Wife. Apparently Wes Brown was most impressed with that. Than the President of Arkansas Baptist College showed up and they did shots of Tequila to celebrate. What a country we live in!

  9. Uptown Murf says: Aug 4, 2013 2:32 PM

    Hey Gamecocker.

    Notice how if there’s a perceived negative story circulating on these boards, you’re all over it. I can tell when a person is having a hard time maximizing their own potential, they become ultra-fascinated with the pitfalls of others.

    What a disgusting and unmemorable way to go about life. Instead of you setting yourself up to line a ‘tailor-made’ lifestyle that would suit you accordingly, you prey on the downfall of others.

    Why not just worry about football? Stop getting so personal with people who don’t even know you exist.

    And for that to be your ‘message board gimmick’ says a lot in the grand scheme of things.

    The internet transforms cowards and weirdos into Dr. Phil these days. And I see you’ve graduated at the head of your class….

  10. thegamecocker says: Aug 4, 2013 2:54 PM

    @Uptown Murf

    Don’t like what I post, don’t read it! I happen to view education as an important milestone in someones life. You obviously don’t agree. You just want to sit on fat ass and watch others do the heavy lifting of STUDYING AND PLAYING SPORTS! Why don’t you enroll in Arkansas Baptist and see if the President will mentor you too just like Dyer. It’s obvious your parents or parent or foster parent or orphanage didn’t. Get lost Punk!

  11. friarjack61 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:03 AM

    Does this supension mean that he does not have to attend classes too ?
    A person of his character must have a strong GPA !

  12. thegamecocker says: Aug 5, 2013 10:17 AM


    Correct, he doesn’t have to attend classes at U of Maryland since he is not a student there. However, he is enrolled at a community college that allows credits to transfer to Maryland. I hope he avails himself of actually getting an education.

  13. friarjack61 says: Aug 5, 2013 11:55 AM

    Thanks for that info. I hope that he learns, or knows, that the education aspect, of the college experience is the rewarding part; the athletic fields encompass benefits offered to those, whose abilities allow participation and success, both in the classroom and on the field, court, or at other venues.

  14. Uptown Murf says: Aug 6, 2013 1:27 PM

    @ Gamecocker

    Continue to live in fantasy land where you can just throw out accusations under an assumed internet identity.

    Must feel good huh?

    You feel extremely safe don’t you?

    lol @fat and uneducated. Sorry bro, I’m a Football writer – that happens to be a fitness trainer/model as well. You can google all of that.

    I don’t live in fantasy land like yourself.

    But to each their own… Hopefully one day you attract something positive in your life, so you don’t continue to play the ‘ol negative message board guy..

  15. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    @Uptown Murf

    So you’re a football writer. Where can I read some of your work besides the less than complimentary posts you throw my way? Since you are a writer, what did I post that was so bad? That Wes Brown is going to a community college where he can earn credits toward earning a degree from Maryland? That’s so bad? Or was it the less than politically correct parody of Michael Dyer showing Wes Brown around the Louisville campus? I am a strong advocate for EDUCATION….and less of a college football “win at all costs” type of individual. I’m no elitist by any means but I feel that college athletes, for whatever the reason, are not going to college to LEARN HOW TO LEARN unless it is on a playing field. Some of these kids cannot read or write. At a minimum colleges have to set-up academic expectations on an individual basis. If that means teaching a kid how to read, write, and speak without earning a degree, so be it. At least the kid actually gets something out of his time at the school. Over 90% of them will not be in the pro ranks. I hope Wes Brown and Michael Dyer turn their lives around and appreciate a college education.

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