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Maryland assistant suspended following prostitution arrest

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Jan 16, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  South Carolina Gamecocks assistant coach Bruce Shingler reacts to a 10 second violation against LSU Tigers during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks assistant coach Bruce Shingler reacts to a 10 second violation against LSU Tigers during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland assistant coach Bruce Shingler has been suspended for 30 days by the school in the aftermath of a prostitution arrest three months ago.

Maryland announced the suspension of Shingler on Wednesday night without an explanation. Media outlets Thursday then reported Shingler’s arrest on Oct. 14 — two counts of soliciting prostitution.

A trial is set for Feb. 28, per the reports.

Maryland would not say when it found out about the arrest, nor would the school say if it was a paid or unpaid suspension. It said only that Shingler was suspended for “a violation of his employment agreement.”

Shingler, 40, is in his first year as an assistant on Maryland’s staff, having been hired last offseason from South Carolina on a one-year contract by then-head coach Mark Turgeon. Turgeon resigned abruptly eight games into the season and was replaced by assistant Danny Manning on an interim basis.

Shingler replaced Bino Ranson, who departed for DePaul.

The suspension leaves Maryland with two assistant coaches — Matt Brady and Greg Manning Jr., who was director of operations when the season started.

–Field Level Media