In suspending Wes Brown earlier this week, Maryland was decidedly vague in the reasons behind the punitive measure. A couple of days later, that vagueness remains.
Monday evening, it was announced that Brown had been indefinitely suspended for violating the student-athlete code of conduct, the second such suspension in the last two years for the running back. Addressing reporters for the first time since the suspension, interim Terps head coach Mike Locksley said simply, “I’ll let the statement [released Monday night] handle the Wes situation.”
Locksley did, though, expound a bit on the impact the move will have on the roster moving forward.
“As far as my disappointment, obviously, like anything else,” Locksley said, “it’s got to be the next man up mentality so we’re going to count on guys that have to step up and fill the void that we’ll have with Wes not being a part of it.”
Brown’s 317 yards this season were third on the team. He was third on the Terps in rushing last season as well with 357.
Brown had been suspended from the university in early August of 2013 following a physical run-in with Baltimore police, and did not play at all that season even as all of the charges against him had been dropped. In January of last year, Brown was readmitted by the university.