Jason Shapiro, the lawyer for suspended Maryland Terrapins running back Wes Brown, announced on Wednesday that his client has been readmitted to the school and will be allowed to enroll in classes for the spring semester.
Brown was originally given a one-year suspension in August of 2013 due to his alleged connection with a non-fatal shooting outside a Baltimore nightclub. He was charged with felony wiretapping, second-degree assault, and theft of less than $1,000 at the time, but those chargers were eventually dropped. Still, Brown’s actions found him in violation of multiple parts of the University of Maryland’s student code of conduct, hence the suspension from the school. It was stipulated that Brown’s suspension would be reduced if he met certain university-imposed benchmarks, and Shapiro said Wednesday those benchmarks had been met.
As a true freshman in 2012, Brown rushed for 382 yards — good enough for second on the team — and two touchdowns. Having missed the entire 2013 season, Brow will be considered a sophomore when the 2014 season begins.
[Source: The Washington Post]