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Diamond Stone's short legacy at Maryland continues to be tarnished

Diamond Stone's short legacy at Maryland continues to be tarnished

Like so many short-lived marriages, the one between Diamond Stone and Maryland began with strong feelings and unbridled optimism for a successful union.

“I'm excited about this opportunity,” Stone said when he signed with the Terps in the spring of 2015. “I'm just looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life.”

“He fits perfectly with the personality of our team,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said at the time. “[He] has an insatiable desire to be to be great.”

As things turned out, the relationship didn't last long. The acrimonious ending after Stone’s departure following his freshman year became even more bitter Friday.

The allegation that Stone received...

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