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June 8, 2023

The Steve Jones Show:

Maryland LB Suspended For Late Julius Hit

By Brian Bennett (ESPN) – Maryland coach DJ Durkin has suspended linebacker Isaiah Davis for this week’s game against Minnesota because of his late hit on Penn State kicker Joey Julius on Saturday.

Davis was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct after he hit Julius following a third-quarter kickoff in Penn State’s 38-14 win. Durkin said after the game that he would have benched Davis had he not been ejected.

It was the second week in a row that a player had been ejected for hitting the 258-pound Julius late, as Minnesota’s Jaylen Waters suffered the same fate for a similar late hit on the kicker.

Julius gained a reputation for being a hard hitter himself on kickoff returns. He leveled Kent State returner Kavious Price in Week 1, and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers avoided blocking Julius on a return last month.

(Photo – Julius tackle on Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis in Sept. 2016.)

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