BALTIMORE (WJZ) – University of Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Bruce Shingler will not be returning to the team, the university said Friday, days after reports surfaced that the prostitution charges against him had been abandoned.
In January, the student newspaper reported that Shingler had been arrested last October and charged with two counts of pimping or soliciting or offering to pimp or soliciting prostitution or summons.
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Three days before news of the charges surfaced, Shingler was suspended for 30 days for a “violation of his employment contract”, according to The Diamondback.
The University of Maryland athletic department declined to say whether the suspension was related to the charges.
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On February 7, Hagerstown, Maryland-based news outlet WDVM reported that charges against Shingler had been dropped and the case no longer appeared in court records.
The university said the freshman assistant at Maryland will receive the remainder of his contract, which expires at the end of April.
A native of Bladensburg, Shingler arrived at the Terrapins in June after five years as an assistant in South Carolina, according to his college bio. Prior to working for the Gamecocks, Shingler was an assistant coach at Towson from 2012 to 2016.
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Shingler served three years at St. Augustine’s College, graduating with a degree in communications in 2005.