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Maryland suspends LB for late hit on Penn State kicker

Maryland’s first-year head coach is laying out his own brand of tough discipline on one of his players.

During Maryland’s 24-point loss to Penn State this past weekend, Isaiah Davis was flagged for a late hit on Joey Julius, the Nittany Lion’s hefty kicker. Additionally, the Terrapins linebacker was ejected from the contest.

Tuesday, D.J. Durkin announced that, because of the hit, Davis has been suspended for this Saturday’s game against Minnesota.

“Isaiah is a great young man, he’s a great member of our team. We love him. He made a very bad decision. We are a work in progress in learning what our team is about, what our culture is about. I spend a lot of time talking to our guys and trying to educate them on respecting the game we play. Respecting our team and being accountable to each other,” the Terps coach said according to the Washington Post. “And that really violates all of those things.”

This was the second week in a row that the 258-pound Julius was on the receiving end of what was deemed over-the-line rough play on a kickoff. Minnesota linebacker Jaylen Waters was ejected after delivering a late blow to the kicker that nearly caused a melee between the teams.