Despite assault, wiretapping, and theft charges being dropped by Prince George’s County officials this week, University of Maryland RB Wes Brown will miss the entire 2013 season.
The penalty was determined by the University for “entirety of conduct” due to his dealing with police who sought to question him in July.
“We support the University of Maryland’s decision,” Terrapins Head Coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “I have spoken with Wes. He accepts the sanctions and understands what is expected of him moving forward.”
The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post reported Friday the suspension could be reduced to the fall semester only if Brown (Good Counsel) reaches “benchmarks” outlined by the University. If so, Brown would be eligible to participate in Spring Football. The 2013 can essentially serve as a redshirt season for the running back.
Brown remains a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore, but he is not directly believed to have been directly .
The Sun reported Brown may choose to take community college classes this fall but does indeed intend to return to the University and play in 2014.
Without Brown, fellow sophomores Albert Reid and Brandon Ross would appear to move to the top of the Terps’ depth chart. The duo combined for 482 yards and a touchdown in 2012. Redshirt freshman Kenneth Goins (Gilman) could also factor into the mix at the position.
Maryland opened Training Camp for the 2013 season Friday, their first game is August 31st against Florida International in College Park.