The Washington Times - December 5, 2011, 01:29PM

Maryland offensive lineman R.J. Dill asked me to post the full text of his statement, and I’ll oblige here. The junior has decided to leave Maryland’s program. Dill’s quotes are included in a separate story, but it’s important to fulfill his request to provide the entirety of his e-mail:



Today I regret to inform the Terrapin faithful that my family and I have decided it would be best for me to move on with both my academic and athletic endeavors. Therefore I have requested and been granted a release from the Maryland Football program. I leave here with great memories of the University and Terp Nation. 

Over my four years here we as a football program have been through a lot, both highs and lows.  To all the members of Terp Nation I thank you for your unwavering support from the bottom of my heart. This year was not what we all expected or hoped for, but it has been truly educational and I leave here with no regrets of my time at this great University. 

I wish the Maryland Football program nothing but the best. Good luck to everyone involved with the program, from my brothers on the team to Coach Edsall, Coach Brattan and the coaching staff. I will always bleed red, white, black and gold and most of all, I will always be a Terp.

Thank you,

RJ Dill.

—- Patrick Stevens