Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and safety A.J. Hendy have been suspended for the season by the university for violating the school's student code of conduct.
The team announced their suspensions Friday afternoon, a day before the Terps open the season at home against James Madison.
Jacobs was charged with second-degree assault last week stemming from a July 19 incident.
Terps coach Randy Edsall issued a statement indicating that Hendy was involved in the same incident, but Hendy has not been charged with a crime.
“I have spoken with Levern and A.J. and expressed my disappointment with their actions,” Edsall said in the statement. “They showed poor judgment and failed to uphold the standards of a student-athlete at the University of 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, was expected to be a big factor in the Terps' offense as the team's No. 3 receiver.
Hendy, a senior, was the backup to Anthony Nixon at free safety.