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Maryland men's lacrosse attackman Matt Rambo received probation before judgment for October incident

The criminal case against Maryland starting attackman Matt Rambo related to his involvement in an Oct. 22 incident in College Park has been closed.

According to online records, Rambo, 20, received probation before judgment on a single count of second-degree assault. Probation before judgment allows a defendant's record to eventually be cleared if he meets all conditions. He was acquitted of a charge of malicious destruction of property.

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First-degree assault charges against Rambo and student assistant coach Brian Cooper were dismissed in November. Cooper, a Crofton resident and Archbishop Spalding graduate, was removed from the team shortly after the incident, and Rambo was suspended from team activities and scrimmages through the preseason.

Terps coach John Tillman did not respond to a request for comment.

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Rambo, a sophomore, leads the team in goals with 28 and points with 40. With Rambo, No. 2 Maryland (12-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten) just needs to defeat Johns Hopkins (6-6, 3-1) on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Byrd Stadium in College Park for sole possession of the league's regular-season title and the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

Update: Tillman issued a statement through the university.

"Matt has learned from this and he understands the need to use better judgment," Tillman said. "He has done everything asked of him by the University of Maryland and the athletics department to be in good standing. Matt fully understands the expectations of being a student-athlete at the University of Maryland and the high standards of our program."

A team spokesman said that Rambo is expected to play in Saturday's game against Johns Hopkins.

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