Maryland basketball player Nik Caner-Medley has settled his misdemeanor disorderly conduct case, and if he has no legal missteps in the next year the episode will be removed from his record.
Caner-Medley, a junior, was arrested July 23 in his home town of Portland, Maine, after an incident in the city's bar district. He was due to appear in court today.
Jo Morrisey, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County District Attorney's office, said yesterday that Caner-Medley agreed to a one-year "filing period," which means the charge won't remain on his record as long as he has no criminal or civic violations in the next year. He also must pay $200 in court fees and work for two 11-day periods at the Pine Tree Camp, a camp for disabled children and adults in Bath, Maine.
Maryland Coach Gary Williams said he would not administer any punishment until the case was resolved. Last night, Williams said he considers the matter closed.
"It's been resolved, and we'll go from here," Williams said. "Any discipline will be handled within the team."
Caner-Medley said before practice started last month: "It's behind me. I'm not even concentrating on that."
Caner-Medley, who turned 21 last month, started all 32 games for the Terrapins last season, averaging 12.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Terps have their first exhibition game tomorrow night against Division III Bryant College, and open the regular season Nov. 19 against Jackson State.
-- Barry Svrluga