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UM's Maldonado is suspended

Maryland running back Sam Maldonado has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, Terps coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday.

Maldonado, who did not practice yesterday, is the Terps' second-leading rusher with 214 yards this season. Saturday against West Virginia, he led the Terps with 88 yards on 13 carries in Maryland's 34-7 win.

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Maldonado, a junior, transferred from Ohio State in 2002 and sat out last season as a redshirt. Friedgen would not elaborrate as to what the violation was about.

"He'll be back eventually, but I've got to see how he behaves before I determine when he'll be back," Friedgen said.


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