Maryland football defensive back Markquese Bell has left the program and this university, coach DJ Durkin announced Tuesday. He becomes the second player to depart from the Terps this season after defensive back Alex Woods left in October.
Bell and Woods were suspended for undisclosed code of conduct violations before the first game of the season at then-No. 23 Texas.
"I think Markquese is an outstanding young man," Durkin said Tuesday, "and I wish him nothing but the full best moving forward."
A four-star recruit from Bridgeton, New Jersey, Bell was expected to add immediate depth to Maryland's secondary after cornerback Will Likely graduated. Instead, he'll leave the program without playing a snap.
Linebacker Shane Cockerille is also currently suspended for a code of conduct violation. He last played against Minnesota on Sept. 30 and did not make the trip to Ohio State the following week. Last year, Cockerille missed the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl due to a separate code of conduct violation.