Two Maryland freshmen football players have been charged in alleged BB gun incidents on Nov. 6.
According to the University of Maryland Police Department, WR DJ Turner and RB Lorenzo Harrison were each charged Tuesday with three counts of second-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of threatening bodily harm.
You can see the news release below, or at this link.
The two, along with fellow freshman Antoine Brooks, were suspended before Maryland’s game against Ohio State last weekend. Brooks was not named in the UMPD release stating the charges. The Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs reported Wednesday that Brooks is no longer suspended.
According to Stubbs, here is what Terrapins coach DJ Durkin said about the players after Saturday’s game, a 62-3 loss to the Buckeyes:
“Those guys violated the student-athlete code of conduct. I have tremendous respect for this university and for [school president Wallace D.] Loh on down and the great people we make up this community. Certainly we take those things very seriously. That’s how they’re dealt with.”
Freshman linebacker Antoine Brooks has not been charged and is no longer suspended. He’ll be available for Nebraska.
— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) November 16, 2016
According to police, three different University of Maryland students claimed they were struck by what they believed were BB pellets in three separate incidents around the university campus.
Harrison is second on the team with 633 rushing yards and has a team-high 5 rushing scores. Turner has 2 receptions for 19 yards and 1 carry for 4 yards this season.
Maryland plays at No. 18 Nebraska at noon ET Saturday on ESPNews.