College Basketball

Charges Against McCray Dropped

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Criminal charges against University of Maryland basketball player Chris McCray , who police said refused to leave the scene of a fight in College Park in August, have been dropped, his attorney, Gary Neal , said yesterday.

Neal said McCray agreed to take an alcohol education course offered through the school and serve some 20 hours of community service.

McCray, a senior, was arrested after refusing to leave the scene of a fight and initially fleeing from the police. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of disturbing the public peace, resisting arrest and escaping from custody.

McCray said last week that he was in the "wrong place at the wrong time," adding, "It definitely humbled me."

-- Eric Prisbell

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