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MM 11.25: Maryland football running back Tayon Fleet-Davis charged with DUI

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

Tayon Fleet-Davis, Maryland football Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

The Friday morning before Maryland football was blown out 54-7 by Nebraska, Terp running back Tayon Fleet-Davis was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, according to online court records.

Fleet-Davis, who did not play in the game against the Cornhuskers, was pulled over by the University of Maryland Police next to Ritchie Coliseum at 3:51 a.m. He is being charged with seven different violations, including driving a vehicle while impaired by a controlled substance, reckless and negligent driving, driving on a highway without the required license and authorization, failure to display license upon demand and failure to display “two lighted front lamps” when required.

“He’s still practicing with us and he’s still coming to meetings,” head coach Mike Locksley said after the game. “But I held him out for a non-football issue.”

The Oxon Hill, Maryland, native will not play in next week’s matchup against Michigan State, according to a team’s spokesperson.

“We are aware of the charges filed against Tayon Fleet-Davis,” a Maryland spokesman said in a statement to Testudo Times. “We will work with the Office of Student Conduct to gather all of the information.”

On Sept. 20, wide receiver DJ Turner was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped by University of Maryland police at approximately 1:23 a.m. He was charged with 12 counts, including disobeying lawful order or direction of a police officer and reckless driving among other traffic violations.

Fleet-Davis has had to step up for a position group that has been hampered by injuries. Anthony McFarland Jr. hasn’t been as effective this season due to an ankle injury, Jake Funk tore his ACL on Sept. 14 against Temple and Lorenzo Harrison III tore his MCL and partially tore his ACL on Sept. 27 against Penn State.

The junior running back has appeared in 10 games this season, totaling 63 carries for 265 rushing yards, 15 receptions for 181 receiving yards and four total touchdowns.

In other news

Anthony Cowan Jr. led the way in No. 6 Maryland men’s basketball’s 86-63 win over George Mason on Friday.

Sean and I had a few takeaways from the Terps’ victory over the Patriots.

Annabelle has the recap from Maryland’s fifth win of the season.

Maryland football lost its sixth straight game on Saturday, falling 54-7 to Nebraska on senior day.

Maryland men’s soccer’s season ended on Sunday as the team was shutout in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Wake Forest.

No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball won its third consecutive win by more than 30 points on Sunday, suffocating Quinnipiac 107-52.

Jake Layman leads our first Terps in the NBA series — an NBA report card that analyzes and grades how Layman, Kevin Huerter, Bruno Fernando and Alex Len have been performing.

Before losing to Wake Forest on Sunday, Maryland men’s soccer beat Iona 4-0 on Thursday night. Here’s some of the best photos from the Terps’ last win of the season.

Maryland fan Charlies Gaines had himself a night on Friday, winning $500 from a contest that Maryland men’s basketball held during a timeout of its game.

Sophomore guard Eric Ayala had an electrifying dunk on Friday night.

DJ Moore had his best game of the season on Sunday with six catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

In back-to-back weeks, Yannick Ngakoue recorded a strip sack on Sunday.

In his G-League debut, Bruno Fernando showed out. The former Terp finished with nine points, nine blocks and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Maryland women’s basketball’s Stephanie Jones reached 1,000 points on Sunday.

The Terps honored an important member of their team on Sunday.

Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles held a dinner party at her house on Saturday with invites going to her teammates and the men’s team.

Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski had some powerful words for his team after its season ended on Sunday.

Maryland women’s lacrosse received its championship rings over the weekend, and they are one of a kind.

Maryland volleyball honored its seniors on Sunday in its last home game of the season.

A few members of the Maryland men’s lacrosse team spent its Saturday volunteering for The V Foundation.