The Maryland Terrapins football team almost made it through an offseason without any major controversy. Following up on an ominous tweet from Chick Hernandez of Comcast Sportsnet, TerrapinStationMD has found out that Maryland players Levern Jacobs and Alex Twine have both turned themselves in and were released on bail following warrants issued for their arrest.
The warrants themselves were issued stemming from an incident on July 29 of this year. The incident itself resulted in second-degree assault charges for the pair of Terps football players.
According to court documents, both Jacobs and Twine are scheduled to appear in court on October 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM in the nearby Hyattsville District courthouse.
This is not the first time Twine had had problems with the law during his time at Maryland. In 2011, Twine was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and suspended, though that case is closed.
Levern Jacobs, a junior and Maryland native, led the Terps in receiving last year after both Stefon Diggs and Deon Long went down with injury. He finished with 47 passes for 640 yards.
Twine had 47 tackles over 9 contests last year.
We’ll add more as the story develops…
Update 1: The university released a brief statement from Coach Randy Edsall on the matrer:
"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.”"
Pretty standard, but it seems as though this one came as a shock to a lot of folks given that both Twine and Jacobs were participants in preseason workouts after the incident occurred. I can imagine that, given the hardline approach to shenanigans we’ve seen the athletic department take, some sort of suspension is going to be levied in due time. We’ll have more analysis on the matter as soon as we get some more information.