Maryland linebacker Abner Logan has been placed on disciplinary probation by the University of Maryland, a ruling that extends through April 2015, the school released in a statement on Friday afternoon.
Logan, who is heading into his redshirt sophomore season in 2014, holds the right to petition for removal of the probation beginning on Oct. 10, 2014. During the time period that precedes that date, Logan is eligible to attend class, work out, and practice, but cannot participate in games, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed.
“I sincerely apologize to the University of Maryland community, my coaches, teammates, fans of Maryland Athletics and my family,” Logan said in a statement released by the university on Friday.
“In no way did I intend for my indiscretion to harm or damage the reputation or the esteem of the University of Maryland or its athletic department. I take full responsibility for my actions and accept the sanctions passed down by the University. Moving forward, I can only hope that I can regain the trust and confidence of those who I have thoroughly disappointed."
In early April, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall suspended Logan for the remainder of the semester following a violation of team rules.
Maryland begins its football season on Aug. 30 at home against James Madison. If Logan successfully petitions for the probation’s removal on Oct. 10, he will have missed six regular-season games.
The Terrapins then have a bye week before taking on Iowa at home Oct. 18.
Last season, Logan started four games and appeared in 12 total for Maryland. He tallied a career-high 15 tackles in Maryland’s loss to Clemson on Oct. 26, 2013.