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Felony Charges Dropped for Four UMD Student Athletes Arrested in Final Four Rampage 

College Park bonfire / courtesy Terpidiots.com
About 60 fires erupted in College Park after the Final Four  game.
(Courtesy Terpidiots.com)
Prosecutors say they lacked the evidence to prove the four students from the varsity wrestling and field hockey teams started the fires with malicious intent. But the four face misdemeanor charges. 

Related Links:

    Prince George's County Police released a video of the March 31 events. (Best viewed on a corporate connection) 

Background Stories from Md. Newsline and CNS:

County Police Video Leads to Riot Arrests, Campus Police Promise Arrests Soon (April 13, 2001)  

Student Arrested In Final Four Rampage; Police Hope Video Nets More Suspects (April 5, 2001)  

College Park Bars Gear Up for Final Four Business (March 30, 2001)  

University Police Prep for Saturday's Devils (March 29, 2001)

Final Four Means Financial Frenzy for College Vendors (March 29, 2001)  

Maryland Looks for Jump in Funding From Final Four (March 29, 2001)

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Published 05/18/01; last updated: 07/13/01 04:07 PM

Special report produced by Tynisa Elizabeth Trapps; edited by Chris Harvey

Copyright 2001 University of Maryland College of Journalism. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

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April 6, 2001: corporate connection

April 5, 2001: corporate connection 

April 4, 2001: corporate connection 

Official Photos:

University of Maryland Police posted digital photos of participants in the College Park rampage.

The University of Maryland Athletic Department has posted photos and bios for Josh Weidman, Jeremy Duncan, Mark Mansueto, and Dawn Christensen.