Big Ten Suspends Stefon Diggs, Fines Maryland


Nov 1, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Stefon Diggs (1) runs with the ball after a catch as Penn State Nittany Lions safety Marcus Allen (2) attempts to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Maryland defeated Penn State 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday afternoon, the Big Ten announced several penalties in light of the pregame antics of the Maryland football team prior to Saturday’s game against Penn State.

Wideout Stefon Diggs has been suspended for the Michigan State game on Nov. 15 for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship policy. Diggs was involved in the fracas with several Penn State players before the game.

Diggs was also one of three Terrapin team captains that refused to shake hands with the Nittany Lions during the coin toss ceremony.

The former Good Counsel star did release a statement on the penalties: “I sincerely apologize for my conduct prior to kickoff this weekend. I let my emotions get the best of me and did not properly represent myself as student-athlete and leader of the University of Maryland football team,” Diggs said in a statement. “My behavior towards the officiating crew and the Penn State football team were unacceptable. I take accountability for my actions and will do everything I can to support my teammates in preparation for our next game against Michigan State.”

Diggs wasn’t the only penalty dished out Maryland’s way.

The Big Ten issued a public reprimand of coach Randy Edsall, and fined Maryland $10,000 for the players’ actions prior to kickoff.