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Maryland football running back Wes Brown suspended indefinitely for conduct code violation

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Maryland's starting running back could miss the rest of the season.

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Maryland running back Wes Brown has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the university's student-athlete conduct code, the Terrapins announced Monday.

It is Brown's second suspension from Maryland. He missed all of the 2013 season to a suspension stemming from a July 2013 incident that resulted in Brown's being charged with felony wiretapping, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000. Brown subsequently met a set of university "benchmarks" and was reinstated to the school and football program prior to the 2014 season.

This suspension will certainly keep Brown out of Saturday's game against Indiana. The Terrapins only have one more game after that, so it's conceivable that Brown's season is over.

Brown, a redshirt, junior, had moved into a starting role for Maryland's game against Michigan State last weekend. He has 71 carries for 317 yards and 3 touchdowns this season, which he has mostly spent as a backup to senior Brandon Ross.

Maryland's new depth chart lists Ross as the starter at running back and freshman Ty Johnson as his backup.