Friedgen: UM players may seek charges

November 04, 2005|By HEATHER A. DINICH | HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said some of his football players might seek to file charges after an altercation that occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday in a College Park bar.

None of the football players has been disciplined or is in any legal trouble, Friedgen said, but he is not ready to make any decisions on it.

"I'd rather be patient and correct," Friedgen said. "I'd like to be able to get this thing out because we're not being represented accurately. I want to be accurate before I start handing down sanctions."

Prince George's County police said a fight occurred at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue after a female complained of being groped. Friedgen said the police called his home at 1:40 a.m. and told him they had a player who was in trouble.

"We didn't get a name or a number or anything else," Friedgen said. "When I got there, the police had told me what happened, but none of my players were there. I was concerned about one of my players and his well-being. That's why I was there, no other reason."

In other news, junior quarterback Sam Hollenbach said he might have surgery in January to repair a torn joint in his left shoulder, which has displaced his collarbone. Yesterday he wore a new set of modified shoulder pads, and has reduced his repetitions at practice. It hasn't been determined if he will start Nov. 12 against North Carolina.

heather.dinich@baltsun.com

No. 24 Louisville 42, Pittsburgh 20 -- Michael Bush rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Art Carmody tied a school record with four field goals for the host Cardinals. Louisville (6-2, 2-2 Big East Conference) has won two straight after losing its first two league games and temporarily falling out of the Top 25. The Cardinals became bowl-eligible with the win in front of a record crowd of 42,692 at Cardinal Stadium. Pittsburgh (4-5, 3-2) had won three straight.

Nebraska -- Coach Bill Callahan was publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 for making an apparent throat-slashing gesture after an argument with an official during the Cornhuskers' game against Oklahoma. The disciplinary action came five days after Callahan engaged in a heated exchange with referee Steve Usechek following Kejuan Jones' touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Cornhuskers' 31-24 loss. Callahan argued that holding should have been called on the play. Video showed Callahan raising his right arm to his throat, index finger extended, and making a slashing motion after Usechek walked away.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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