Maryland linebacker Alex Twine arrested Friday

December 11, 2011

Maryland freshman linebacker Alex Twine was arrested Friday and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, according to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search.

Twine has a hearing scheduled for Jan. 30 at 1:15 p.m. in Hyattsville.

University of Maryland police spokesperson Capt. Marc Limansky said an officer spotted Twine early Friday morning ranting and punching cars at a shopping center near campus. The officer told Twine to stop, Limansky said, but Twine ran. Limansky said the officer chased Twine and arrested him. There were no reports of damage to the cars.

“We’re aware of the incident and will let the judicial system run its course,” Maryland spokesperson Shawn Nestor said in an e-mail. “We will handle the matter internally in accordance with our student-athlete code of conduct.”

A Gaithersburg native who turned 18 on Friday, Twine had a strong freshman season on Maryland’s injury-plagued defense. Twine started four games and collected 44 tackles, including one sack.

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