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Terps RB Wes Brown readmitted to Maryland


Suspended running back Wes Brown has officially been readmitted to the University of Maryland and will enroll in classes for the upcoming spring semester, his attorney said Wednesday night.

Late last week, Brown signed and filed his re-admittance paperwork with the Maryland Office of Student Conduct, lawyer Jason Shapiro said, and the only hangup was waiting over the weekend for the paperwork to be processed. Brown was suspended for one year by the school after a summer encounter with police near campus, for which he was handed three charges, though all three charges were later dropped.

Brown, a Good Counsel High School graduate who finished his freshman season with the Terrapins as their second-leading rusher despite playing just seven games, was required to complete several university-imposed benchmarks — like community service, attending an ethics class and writing an essay — in order to lessen his suspension to a single semester.

Given that this was a university manner and a university-imposed suspension, the football team has not released anything concerning Brown’s case since his arrest and subsequent punishment. He will be listed as a sophomore for the upcoming fall season, having effectively served a redshirt season in 2013, and will have three years of athletic eligibility remaining.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at



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