Maryland’s Alex Twine, Levern Jacobs facing assault charges

Maryland’s Levern Jacobs. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Maryland senior linebacker Alex Twine and junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs are facing second-degree assault charges stemming from a July 19 incident, according to Maryland court records.

Twine was arrested Thursday and released from custody Friday, according to records, while Jacobs was summoned for an assault charge on Thursday. Twine has a district court appearance scheduled for October 3 in Hyattsville.

According to a Prince George’s Police Department spokeswoman, the incident occurred at 2:30 a. m. at the intersection of Knox Road and Route 1 in College Park. There were two victims allegedly assaulted, both of whom are University of Maryland students.

Jacobs and Twine were both identified as suspects following the alleged assaults, and both were charged Thursday. The summons for Jacobs means he doesn’t have to face a district court commissioner.

Jacobs (Suitland) led Maryland in receptions and receiving yards a year ago, catching 47 passes for 640 yards and three touchdowns. He received praise from Maryland Coach Randy Edsall during preseason camp and is considered to be one of the team’s top receiving threats this season.

Twine, a Quince Orchard product who started 12 games his first three seasons at Maryland, also had a productive camp at outside linebacker and is expected to be a contributor in the rotation.

Maryland Coach Randy Edsall released a statement regarding the situation Friday evening: “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more information. We take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time.”



Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.



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