Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Maryland co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin arrested, charged for DUI in Florida during team bye week


Maryland co-offensive coordinator and associate head coach Kevin Sumlin was arrested in Florida over the weekend for driving under the influence, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The Terrapins were on a bye week at the time of the arrest, which occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday in Tampa. There was no crash or damage to property in the incident.

Sumlin pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment. He faces a charge that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. According to the report, Sumlin refused a breathalyzer test, which could result in a suspended license for a year. 

“Maryland Athletics is aware of the incident this past weekend involving football coach Kevin Sumlin,” the university said in a statement. “As this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment.”

Maryland hired Sumlin as its co-offensive coordinator early this year, and his presence has been felt on an offensive staff that’s led the Terps to a top-four position among Big Ten teams in points per game. Though a defensive standout at Purdue, Sumlin cut his teeth as an offensive assistant before landing the Houston job. And he most notably coached Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M in 2012. Sumlin was fired following  the 2017 season and amassed a 51-26 record. He later coached at Arizona from 2018 to 2020. 

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