The rocky tenure of Wes Brown at Maryland will officially have yet another speed bump to overcome.
In mid-November of last year, Maryland announced that Brown had been indefinitely suspended for violating the student-athlete code of conduct. That suspension cost him the final two games of the 2015 season, and, even as he was permitted to participate in spring practice, will also cost him the first three games of the upcoming season as well.
First-year head coach D.J. Durkin confirmed Wednesday that the running back will miss games against Howard, FIU and UCF, the latter two on the road, as the unspecified violation will bleed into the new season.
“Obviously, we’re honoring that. We’re going to serve that,” said Durkin, who wasn’t yet the Terps head coach when the suspension was handed down.
Despite missing the last half of November, Brown was still second among U of M backs with 317 yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns. Despite being hampered by a labrum issue, he was third on the Terps in rushing in 2014 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 2014, Brown was readmitted by the university.