2 Terps fac­ing as­sault counts

Har­ri­son, Turner ar­rested in in­ci­dent in­volv­ing BB gun

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS - By Don Markus

Mary­land foot­ball play­ers Lorenzo Har­ri­son and DJ Turner were ar­rested by cam­pus po­lice Wed­nes­day for their in­volve­ment in a BB gun in­ci­dent on cam­pus Nov. 6, the univer­sity an­nounced.

The play­ers, who are fresh­men and were high school team­mates at nearby DeMatha, have been charged with three counts each of sec­ond­de­gree as­sault and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, and one count each of threat­en­ing bod­ily harm while on univer­sity grounds.

Both play­ers had been sus­pended in­def­i­nitely by the ath­letic de­part­ment be­fore Satur­day’s home loss to then-No. 5 Ohio State. A third player, An­toine Brooks, who was also sus­pended, was not charged by po­lice and has been re­in­stated for Satur­day’s game against No. 18 Ne­braska.

The Mary­land ath­letic de­part­ment is­sued a state­ment: “We are aware of the sit­u­a­tion and take these mat­ters very se­ri­ously. The two stu­dent-ath­letes in­volved have been sus­pended in­def­i­nitely for vi­o­lat­ing the stu­dent-ath­lete code of con­duct. This mat­ter has also been re­ferred to the Of­fice of Stu­dent Con­duct for fur­ther re­view.”

Har­ri­son, the team’s sec­ond-lead­ing Har­ri­son Turner

rusher, was just 57 yards short of break­ing the school’s all-time fresh­man rush­ing record. Turner is a backup wide re­ceiver who played on spe­cial teams.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan last week when three stu­dents told po­lice they had been hit by BB gun pel­lets.

One was rid­ing his bike on Paint Branch Drive be­tween the Kim En­gi­neer­ing and Biomolec­u­lar Sci­ence build­ings. Two other stu­dents, a male and a fe­male, were hit while walk­ing on the side­walk along Sta­dium Drive be­tween the Sta­dium Drive Garage and El­li­cott Hall.

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