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.