Former Maryland basketball player Steve Francis was arrested in Houston on Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, retaliation and possession of marijuana, according to a TMZ report.
Francis. the former No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft was only pulled over for speeding but was "verbally abusive" and uncooperative, according to the report. After pulling him over, an officer noticed he smelled of alcohol.
Reinforcements were called after Frances refused to take a sobriety test, and he "made comments essentially warning the officers that he would get revenge for the arrest."
The Associated Press reported Francis was released on $5,500 bond and is set to be arraigned Wednesday.
Francis played the 1998-99 season at Maryland, and played in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic before playing one season in China and retiring in 2009.
A 1-1 week dropped the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team five spots in the latest Associated Press poll.
Maryland defeated then-No. 11 Ohio State handily at home this past Monday, 67-55. It was the Terps best win of the season, where they played lockdown defense for much of the evening.
But on Friday, Maryland was embarrassed by unranked Iowa on the road. The Hawkeyes held Maryland to just 49 points, cruising to an 18-point victory.
In three true road games this season, Maryland is winless. It's worth noting that Maryland remains perfect at the Xfinity Center, however.
The Big Ten has five teams in the latest Top 25, but none higher than Michigan State at No. 15 overall.
The Terps weren't the only MId-Atlantic team to slip. Virginia fell outside the Top 25 following a loss to Syracuse this past weekend.
You can check out the full poll below.
7. San Diego State
9. Florida State
12. West Virginia
15. Michigan State
16. Wichita State
18. Seton Hall
21. Ohio State
23. Texas Tech
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In an online address to the University of Maryland Wednesday, athletic director Damon Evans announced the school's plans to upgrade its athletic facilities.
The plans include a $15 million jumbotron for Maryland Stadium and $25 million to improve the facilities of non-revenue teams.
This will bring an enhancement to the Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Stadium, an indoor hitting and pitching facility for the baseball and softball programs and an indoor hitting facility for the golf team.
Maryland also plans to provide upgrades to the Track and Field stadium, Soccer stadium and expansion to Gossett Hall (Football).
Evans stated his goal with this move is to take care of all their athletic teams, which they have "big plans" for while doing it in a financially sustainable way.
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