Maryland Terrapins men's basketball player Pe'Shon Howard was arrested early Sunday and given a criminal citation for disorderly conduct, a university police spokesman confirmed.
A campus officer was flagged down for a fight at the Shanghai Café in the 7400 block of Baltimore Avenue in College Park at about 2:25 a.m., according to Capt. Marc Limansky. Inside, people were holding one man back, and police took him outside and sat him down.
Limansky said Howard, 21, was shouting at the man and taunting him and was told to stop. The officer placed Howard under arrest for disorderly conduct when he refused to comply, Limansky said. Howard was released with a criminal citation.
Limansky said no one else was arrested in the incident.
Howard, of Los Angeles, is entering his junior season as the Terrapins' top point guard. He dealt with injuries last season, missing the first nine games after suffering a stress fracture in his foot. He then tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a practice in February, causing him to miss the rest of the season.
In a statement, the University of Maryland athletic department said it would have no comment on the incident "until the situation has run its course through local and campus judicial procedures."
The arrest was first reported by the student newspaper, The Diamondback.
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