Markquese Bell, Alex Woods Suspended by Maryland for Violating Code of Conduct

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 25, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, IN - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach DJ Durkin of the Maryland Terrapins watches the teams warm up before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
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Defensive backs Markquese Bell and Alex Woods have been suspended indefinitely by Maryland for violating the school's student-athlete code of conduct.

Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin announced the suspensions for Bell and Woods on Friday, per Don Markus of The Baltimore Sun

Durkin did not offer specific details of what led to Bell and Woods being suspended. Neither player will be allowed to take part in practice while they are suspended, per Daniel Bernstein of Maryland's Student Newspaper.

Woods is a junior college transfer in his first year at Maryland. He previously played football at Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania and initially committed to West Virginia before opening up his recruiting last November. 

Bell is a freshman who enrolled at Maryland in January. He was ranked as the nation's 10th-best athlete and 238th-ranked player overall in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.com.

Maryland opens the regular season on Sept. 2 at Texas.