Maryland Football Players Accused in Drive-by BB Gun Shootings

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university-of-Maryland-onlineThe story of a rash of drive-by BB gun shootings on the University of Maryland campus had an air of mystery. But it took another turn on Wednesday when a pair of football players were pegged as the perps.

Police charged Running Back Lorenzo Harrison and Wide Receiver DJ Turner for shooting students on the College Park campus with BB guns earlier this month. The freshmen picked up charges of second degree assault and reckless endangerment.

One student was hit while riding his bike, while two others were walking on campus. The pair of offensive weapons used air soft guns to shoot the students in three separate incidents. At the time, police reported that the shooters were in a dark-colored car.

The players were already suspended from the team, and figure to see that extended. Harrison was a standout in his first year for the Terps, rushing for five touchdowns.

A third player, linebacker Antoine Brooks, was also suspended on Saturday but is not facing charges. The Diamondback reports he was reinstated.






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