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Maryland’s leading receiver, senior linebacker arrested

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The Maryland Terrapins may be without the team’s leading receiver from last season and a major contributor on special teams for an undetermined amount of time.

Junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs and senior linebacker Alex Twine were arrested Thursday on charges of second-degree assault. The original charges stem from an April 19 incident.

“We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more information” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall told the Baltimore Sun‘s Matt Zentiz. “We take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Last season, Jacobs led the team with 47 receptions for 640 yards. Although, Jacobs wasn’t expected to start for the Terrapins this season due to Maryland’s depth at wide receiver.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do at the receiver position,” Edsall told’s Josh Stirn at the start of fall camp. “We’ve got to step it up a bit. We’re not looking for receivers that can just catch the ball around here. This isn’t flag football. This isn’t a 7 on 7. We’ve got to have complete receivers. We’ve got to get our receivers to do that and our receivers have got to make sure that they listen to Keenan [McCardell] and do exactly what they ask them to do. If they do that with the talent they have, they can be very good. But we’re not there yet and we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

Jacobs current predicament will create more opportunities for his younger brother, Tavion Jacobs, who impressed the coaching staff this summer.

Twine, meanwhile, made 12 starts and played in 34 games since becoming a member of the Terrapins. Twine provides critical depth at linebacker while serving as Maryland’s special teams ace.

Due to Edsall’s reaction to the their arrests, both will likely face suspensions from the team.

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4 Responses to “Maryland’s leading receiver, senior linebacker arrested”
  1. mauldawg says: Aug 22, 2014 8:50 PM

    Suspensions!! How about shown the door. No not the way it works for some coaches. Winning is far more important then doing what is right.

  2. jec332 says: Aug 22, 2014 8:56 PM

    I mean, it really isn’t going to make too much of a difference either way. Maryland is getting dominated in their first season in the B1G.

  3. ducksk says: Aug 22, 2014 9:43 PM


  4. tomtravis76 says: Aug 22, 2014 10:32 PM

    The coaches of the “major sports” in college park are doing a tremendous job with their programs.

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