Prosecutors in Prince George County of Maryland have decided to drop charges against Terapins running back Wes Brown. A few weeks ago, Brown was charged with assaulting a police officer while being questioned about his involvement in a possible shooting. After he was arrested earlier this month, Brown was suspended from the University of Maryland as well as their football team. As a freshman this past season, Brown was the team’s second best rusher, with 382 yards on 90 carries.
Now that charges have been dropped and Brown is longer arrested, he is trying to move on from what has happened over the past few weeks. Jason Shapiro, Brown’s lawyer, is working towards getting the running back enrolled at Maryland again, as well as back on the football team. Shapiro had this to say,
They were placing him under arrest before he allegedly ever assaulted the police, recorded the police or stole anyone’s cell phone. So what were they placing him under arrest for?
The cell phone refers to the actual sequence of events that happened that day. The police said that after Brown had assaulted the officer, he fled the scene and borrowed someone’s cell phone to record police conversations. However, a spokesperson for the county state’s attorney’s office said that the conversation was never recorded, and the phone wasn’t stolen.
Brown is still consider a person of interest in the case.