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Report: Maryland's Wes Brown Suspended By The University For A Year

A big loss.

Maryland sophomore running back Wes Brown has been suspended by the university for a full year after he was arrested in early July on charges of second-degree assault on a police officer. Brown's suspension comes despite the prosecution dropping the charges on Brown this week.

As Post Sports' Alex Prewitt points out, if Brown hits certain "benchmarks", his suspension could be shortened to a semester. In that case, Brown would return in January. 

Also, according to Brown's lawyer, this suspension could serve as a redshirt year for Brown. 

In the meantime, Brown will take classes at a community college.

Either way, losing Brown is a big blow for the Terps -- he was the team's second leading rusher last season.

[Terrapin Station MD]