Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:39 PM
Published on: Thursday, July 11, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
For the second time in as many weeks, a former All-Sentinel football player has run afoul of the law.
University of Maryland running back and former Good Counsel standout Wes Brown faced charges stemming from his arrest last week on three counts including second-degree assault, theft and wiretapping.
Brown, who was also a person of interest in a Baltimore non-fatal shooting investigation, was suspended by the team in the wake of the charges levied against the sophomore.
“We are extremely concerned that one of our student-athletes, Wes Brown, was arrested Wednesday evening,” the Maryland Athletic Department said last week in a statement. “This is a matter that we take very seriously. We have been in contact with the local authorities and will continue to cooperate throughout the entire process.”
Brown, who earned first team All-Sentinel honors during his senior campaign at Good Counsel, saw significant playing time as a freshman at Maryland last season. He rushed for 382 yards and two touchdowns on 90 carries before he was sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Brown, who started two games last season and finished as the Terrapins’ second-leading rusher, was ordered held on bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 31 in Prince George’s County.
Brown’s arrest comes on the heels of former Northwest standout Joe Lefeged’s arrest less than a week earlier on gun charges.
Lefeged, a safety with the Indianapolis Colts, waived a preliminary hearing on the matter and was ordered to be released on his own recognizance.