Maryland player charged with theft, suspended 3 games

February 26, 1999|By JAMISON HENSLEY

Editor's note: Craig Hochstadt was cleared of all criminal charges.

Craig Hochstadt, a Maryland reserve attackman and a Boys' Latin graduate, was arrested earlier this month after a stolen parking pass from a senior campus administrator was found in a car registered in Hochstadt's name, a university police spokesman said yesterday. The freshman has been suspended for three games.

Hochstadt, a Columbia native and the younger brother of the Terrapins' second-team All-America attackman Scott Hochstadt, was charged with theft by police on Feb. 8 after a university parking employee discovered an all-campus parking permit hanging in a car window.

Parking officials then discovered that the pass, which is a type not issued to students, was registered to an assistant vice president of the school and had been reported stolen.

"This is a team-imposed penalty that will end after the Duke game [on March 7]," Maryland coach Dick Edell said.

Pub Date: 2/26/99

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