Maryland has suspended wide receiver Levern Jacobs and defensive back A.J. Hendy for the season, the school announced Friday. Both suspensions are for violations of the university's code of student conduct.
"I have spoken with Levern and A.J. and expressed my disappointment with their actions," head coach Randy Edsall said. "They showed poor judgment and failed to uphold the standards of a student-athlete at Maryland. Both Levern and A.J. were regretful and apologetic about their role in this incident and understand that their actions will not allow them to participate in the upcoming football season."
Jacobs, a junior, would have started alongside Stefon Diggs and Deon Long at wideout, having beaten out Marcus Leak and his own younger brother, Taivon Jacobs. In Diggs and Long's absence last season, Jacobs had 47 catches for over 600 yards, both team-highs. He was summoned earlier this summer, stemming from a July 19 incident.
Hendy, a senior, has contributed around the secondary over his three-year career. He had a defensive touchdown amid an outstanding game against West Virginia last season, and he was slated to back up Sean Davis at safety.