Hibbs no longer at Arundel

The Baltimore Sun

Two-time All-Metro pitcher Tyler Hibbs will not play this season and no longer is attending Arundel High.

Hibbs was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute Feb. 26.

The senior had been practicing with the team, but Arundel coach and athletic director Bernie Walter confirmed in an e-mail yesterday that Hibbs would not play this spring.

Hibbs' mother, Tina Hibbs, confirmed that her son was no longer in school at Arundel.

"He may attend an alternative night school, possibly at Meade," said Hibbs' father, Tom Hibbs. "We don't know but should know [today]."

When asked about her son playing this season, Tina Hibbs said, "He's not as of today, but every day is a new day."

Last week, Florida State released a statement that the Seminoles had rescinded Hibbs' baseball scholarship after reviewing the case.

"Those guys have been great down there," Tom Hibbs said. "I told them the trial would not be for four to six months, and they said that possibly he could pay his way the first semester and if everything works out, he could get his scholarship back."

Anne Arundel County schools spokesman Bob Mosier said last week that Hibbs could play because the alleged offense did not occur on school grounds, nor did it happen during the season. But Mosier added, "Playing time is the school or coach's decision."

Hibbs, 18, faces up to six years in prison and $17,000 in fines if convicted.

Hibbs was The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year as a sophomore.

pat.omalley @baltsun.com

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