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Maryland lineman Moise Larose suspended for a year

Maryland offensive lineman Moise Larose (Wilde Lake) has been suspended for a year by the athletic department for violating the athletes' code of conduct.

Larose, a rising sophomore who who made his first career start last season, was listed as a backup tackle behind Ryan Doyle when the most recent depth chart was released before spring practices.

Maryland wouldn’t comment on the circumstances of Larose’s suspension because of privacy issues.

The only suspension of that length in the student-athlete code of conduct involves failed drug tests.

The school released a statement quoting Larose. “I want to apologize to all of those who have supported me during my time at the University of Maryland,” he said in the statement. “I know I disappointed you with my poor decisions. I will learn from it and get better from this unfortunate situation that I brought onto myself.”

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Larose started against Syracuse last year.

Larose played on the offensive and defensive lines at Wilde Lake. He finished his senior season with 81 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, three sacks and three forced fumbles. He said in high school that he'd be interested in playing defense if Maryland wanted him to.

Maryland returns four of the five offensive linemen who started at the end of the 2013 season.

But the Terps, trying to elevate their performance at the position, signed a handful of offensive linemen to the incoming class, including top target Damian Prince.

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