Wanted to pass along the full e-mail from now ex-Maryland tailback D.J. Adams, who plans to transfer after being used sparingly as a redshirt sophomore. Seems only fair to let him have his say in full. If memory serves, Adams hadn’t spoken publicly since before the Temple game (maybe the Towson game). Either way, it’s been two-plus months:
With much anticipation and excitement, I announce my release from the University of Maryland football team. Upon request, I was granted release on Monday, November 28, 2011. I am sincerely thankful for both the academic and athletic opportunities afforded to me as a University of Maryland football player.
The 2011 Maryland Football season proved to be extremely challenging and disappointing for me and my fellow teammates. After prayerful consideration, I believe it is best for me to continue my education and collegiate football career elsewhere. I take with me cherished memories of Terrapin football, lifelong friendships and valuable life lessons. I wish Coach Edsall, the coaching staff, and the Maryland football program as a whole much success today and always.
I look forward to the days ahead.
—- Patrick Stevens