With a new, highly publicized suspension looming for Maryland football players, the football program is grappling with a complicated set of logistics.
The school released the following statement on Tuesday night: “Maryland Football will have no further comment on the situation involving its players until the investigation has concluded.”
Maryland head football coach Jim Harbaugh said he had not been notified about the investigation and would not comment on specific players involved.
The program announced a “disciplinary” suspension of its first two football players for violating the school’s conduct policy.
Maryland’s suspension of senior running back Zach Brown for the first game of the season was lifted earlier this week.
The first-year linebacker also was released from the team.
The school’s discipline policy states that the player has one year of probation, but that is no longer in effect.
The players are allowed to return to school for their second game of spring practice.
The team’s first game in the spring is Saturday against Northern Kentucky.
In a statement, Maryland said the team will “continue to evaluate and assess all possible disciplinary action, and work with the NCAA in the event necessary.”
The team said the suspension would not affect its commitment to its players or its success on the field.
The NCAA said it would investigate the case.