Terps' Caner-Medley Arrested in Maine
Wednesday, July 28, 2004; Page D02
Maryland basketball player Nik Caner-Medley was arrested over the weekend in his home town of Portland, Maine, after an incident in the city's bar district.
Caner-Medley, who will enter his junior season with the Terrapins this fall, was charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct following an incident late Friday night, according to Lt. Vern Malloch of the Portland Police Department.
Maryland Coach Gary Williams, in Los Angeles recruiting, said he had spoken with Caner-Medley and Caner-Medley's mother but was still in the process of gathering information before deciding what punishment to issue.
"I don't have all the information, and there's still some things up in the air," Williams said. "I have to wait until things settle down and we know more."
According to Malloch, the officers described Caner-Medley, 20, as intoxicated, though no underage drinking charges were filed. The officers said witnesses told them Caner-Medley made fun of a male passerby. The witnesses said another man then approached Caner-Medley, asking what the passerby had done wrong. Caner-Medley had to be restrained by friends, yelling at the second man that he was going to "kick his [butt]," Malloch said.
Caner-Medley was released from Cumberland County Jail at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. Malloch said the case will be turned over to the district attorney, who will decide whether to pursue the case.
Caner-Medley started all 32 of the Terrapins' games last season, averaging 12.2 points and 4.7 rebounds, both third-best on the team. The Terps are scheduled to leave on a 12-day trip to Italy on Aug. 17.
-- Barry Svrluga
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