Not only is Dino Gregory academically ineligible and Steven Goins out with a knee injury, but it seems Maryland might have another nuisance - albeit a very minor one - on their hands.
It appears Adrian Bowie has a few charges stemming from a traffic related incident that occurred a few months ago: failure to report property damage, negligent driving, failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather, failure to stop after property damage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. All of the links point to the public Maryland Judiciary Case Search, so anyone could've looked this up. (To get the links to work, click on one, accept the agreement, then close out that tab and go to the links again, or just accept the agreement and search Adrian Bowie). His "trial date" is the 16th, exactly a week from today and a few days later than the Maryland opener against Charleston Southern.
So what does all that mean? Well, no alcohol was involved and nobody got hurt, so there won't be any serious repercussions from it. He might have to pay a fine, do some community service, maybe take a driving class - something along those lines - but nothing that would affect his eligibility or make him miss any time. It's a little bigger than a simple traffic ticket or parking offense, but it's not even close to a criminal offense.
Or, at least, that's what it seems. We're not lawyers, so take what we say with a grain of salt. It could be more, could be less. But after a little research, it looks very innocent. And who knows, maybe he's innocent.
Well then, if it's not important, why post it? We had been sitting on this for awhile, but once it became clear that at least some of the fans knows about it (one even left a comment on one of our posts, asking "How's his driving?", and message boards had been making clues to it), we decided we clue the rest in, too. This isn't breaking news, nor are we trying to present it as such, but we're trying to help you out here.
It's not a big deal, and don't fret over it. But if somebody makes a reference to Adrian Bowie's driving, this is what they're talking about. Now you know.
Also, this sets up two years of easy "driving the lane" jokes. You're welcome.