An assistant mentor for the Maryland Terps men’s basketball team has been suspended for reportedly seeking providers from a prostitute — in the long run uncovered to be a guise by an undercover police officer.
Assistant Bruce Shingler, 40, was arrested in Oct. following arranging a conference with his anonymous on-line make contact with, who offered ministrations at a modest $80.
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Shingler traveled to an agreed-on hotel in Largo, Maryland — as observed by CBS Athletics — and was arrested.
The Terrapins introduced a 30-day suspension for Shingler.
Maryland basketball’s coaching staff members has been challenged with many adjustments in the previous two months: acquiring to insert assistant Danny Manning as interim head mentor when longtime mentor Mark Turgeon still left the method in December. Turgeon had signed a a few-12 months extension months right before the announcement. He brought Shingler on as an assistant on June 7.
Shingler is scheduled for trial on Feb. 28.
Terrapins athletic director Damon Evans and Turgeon referred to as it a mutual choice.
“Maryland Basketball has been my passion and aim for the final 10 seasons, and I am incredibly very pleased of what we have accomplished,” Turgeon announced on Dec. 3.
He added, “It is by means of the mixed work and motivation from our coaches and players, both previous and present, that we have sustained constant good results in a sport that is extremely-aggressive. I am really grateful to have worked with just about every and just about every one of you. It has genuinely been an honor to be the men’s basketball coach at the University of Maryland.”
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Maryland (9-7, 1-4 Major 10) has gone 4-4 considering the fact that Manning took about, regressing from their 5-3 start when Turgeon was on the sideline. The Terrapins encounter off against Rutgers (9-6, 3-2 Significant Ten) on Saturday.