No decision on L. Washington's status

September 02, 1992

Maryland sophomore running back Larry Washington said he talked with football coach Mark Duffner yesterday, but there has been no decision whether he will be reinstated to the team.

Washington admitted to one charge of felony forgery of a credit card Monday as part of a plea arrangement worked out before Prince George's County District Judge Sylvania W. Woods.

Washington was placed on one year's unsupervised probation and required to make restitution of $652.14, serve 40 hours of community service and agree to testify if teammate Kevin Washington goes to trial in connection with his alleged theft, and use of checks and credit cards.

Kevin Washington, from Dunbar, is facing three counts of felony forgery and nine counts of misdemeanor theft after he was arrested and charged Aug. 14 with stealing personal checks from Olusegun Mbanefo, a roommate in their Leonardtown apartment, and using them to pay for pizza deliveries.

He also was charged with the theft of the credit cards of another roommate, Robert Greer.

Kevin Washington's trial is set for Oct. 23.

Larry Washington has said he hopes to return to Maryland.

"He [Duffner] called me today and said he is waiting for more information," said Larry Washington. "Maybe he is waiting to see if the case needs to be reviewed by the university's judicial program's office. That could be the reason. I really don't know, and I can't speed things up. I don't know how long I can wait, either."

Larry Washington's lawyer, Gary Neal, said yesterday that he also talked to Duffner and athletic director Andy Geiger and he got the same response as Larry Washignton.

"I haven't finished compiling all the information, but when I do, we'll sit down with Larry and make the decision that's in the best interest of everyone concerned," said Duffner.

NOTES: True freshman WR Wade Inge, younger brother of senior SS Bill Inge, will start for the Terps against Virginia. . . . Senior starting QB John Kaleo spoke to the print media for the first time this season yesterday. He said he's 6 feet, not the 5-10 mentioned in the university's media guide.

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