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MM 10.17: Maryland football’s DJ Turner to miss rest of 2019 season following DUI

This is the Maryland minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

DJ Turner Maryland football 2019 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

Maryland senior wide receiver DJ Turner will not return for the remainder of the 2019 season, head coach Mike Locksley announced Wednesday evening.

Turner was charged with a litany of counts — including driving under the influence — after being pulled over in the early hours of Sept. 20. This occurred during the bye week following the defeat against Temple in Philadelphia. Turner hasn’t seen the field since, though Locksley never announced a formal suspension.

That means Turner has only played three games this season, keeping him eligible for a redshirt year. According to Locksley, Turner and the team plan to take advantage of that opportunity in an effort to keep the veteran pass catcher on the 2020 roster.

“We’re going to utilize the redshirt year that he has to allow him to continue to work on his issues off the field, which he’s doing a great job on,” Locksley said. “We want to keep supporting him as we have been, but we’re going to utilize the redshirt season that he has, and hopefully get him back next year to play.”

Turner has appeared to practice every day since the incident, save for last Tuesday when he presumably was dealing with the school and/or law enforcement regarding his charges. There haven’t been any public updates regarding his case, but it seems as though Turner will be ready to go without limitation next fall, at least right now.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball media day was on Tuesday. Here were my biggest takeaways from the afternoon’s events.

Donta Scott is one of a number of freshman who could make an impact for the Terps right away.

On the women’s side, freshman guard Zoe Young tore her ACL at a team practice and is out for the 2019-20 season.

Maryland volleyball pulled off a stunning comeback on Wednesday night, overcoming a 2-0 set deficit to defeat former head coach Steve Aird and the Indiana Hoosiers.

Maryland women’s soccer will now get its crack at Indiana, as the two teams will square off tonight at 6 p.m. Read Mike’s preview here.

Here are some football-related updates.

  • Tight end Tyler Devera is transferring out of the program.
  • Tyrrell Pigrome seems to be the starting quarterback this week, although there’s been no official designation as of yet.
  • And here are some injury updates.

Want sideline passes to Maryland football’s game against Indiana? Meet Locksley and the rest of the Terps at Cole Field House tomorrow for a chance to win.

Tuesday was legendary Maryland broadcaster Johnny Holliday’s birthday. We sat down with him earlier this month to hear about everything from calling the 2002 National Championship to hanging out with The Beatles.

Wednesday was Darryl Morsell day for Maryland men’s basketball.

As has seemingly become a daily occurrence, take a look inside a Maryland women’s basketball practice.

Due to a rainout in the American League Championship Series, Maryland men’s soccer’s game against Indiana will now be broadcast on FS2.

Madison Maguire and Kelee Lepage of the Maryland field hockey team were selected to a national senior game.

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse player Sarah Forbes will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame this weekend.