Terps WR Deon Long suspended for violating university policy

Maryland wide receiver Deon Long has been suspended by the university for two weeks for violating university policy, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

Through the spokesman, Coach Randy Edsall did not comment on the matter, which was announced to reporters during the first practice since the players returned from spring break. (I was traveling in Alabama to Maryland’s NIT quarterfinal game when the news broke.)

According to a source, the suspension is retroactive to a prior date, so Long will resume team activities well before the April 13 spring game at Byrd Stadium.

A highly touted, five-star recruit out of Iowa Western Community College, where he set numerous junior college records, Long has been listed as a first-string wide receiver for the Terps this spring, receiving work alongside Stefon Diggs and Nigel King.

Per Jakob Engelke of InsideMDSports, Amba Etta took Long’s repetitions during Tuesday’s practice.

Maryland’s next practice will be Saturday, when the Terps host a workout at Dunbar High School, open to the public.

>> Also per Engelke, wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro (hamstring) and center Evan Mulrooney (hip) also sat out practice.

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