First the men’s soccer coach was suspended and fined $10k by the Big Ten after he berated game officials after a loss in October. Now the football coach runs up the fines another $10k for ‘failing to control his team before the Penn State game.’ UM players are variously sitting out games for Big Ten suspensions or for criminal charges, rapidly putting Maryland in the spotlight as the new Bad Boys of the Big Ten.
Inquiring minds want to know: where does the money come from for these fines? Are these coaches – who are among the most highly-paid employees in the state – picking up the tab for their own foul ups, or are taxpayers footing the bill? We have our guesses.