- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 4, 2001

Navy has suspended starting quarterback Brian Madden for the first two games of the season and defensive end Michael Wagoner indefinitely after a violation of academy rules, the school said.
The Baltimore state's attorney's office said Madden and Wagoner, both seniors, were arrested May 26 for trying to steal a parking meter. A police officer caught the pair loading the meter into an Isuzu Rodeo.
A spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said both Midshipmen were ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. She said Madden completed his 40 hours Monday, while Wagoner has completed most of his hours and must finish the remainder by Aug. 20.
Coach Charlie Weatherbie said Madden, who was scheduled to be a co-captain of this year's squad, voluntarily relinquished the role. Backup quarterback Ed Malinowski will replace Madden as offensive captain and will battle sophomore Craig Candeto for the starting job. Navy's season opens Aug. 30 at Temple. The second game will be at home Sept. 8 against Georgia Tech.
"The most important thing at the Naval Academy is adhering to the rules," Navy sports information director Scott Strasemeier said yesterday. "Midshipmen are held to a higher standard, but they should be because this is a special place."
Madden, the nation's top rusher among quarterbacks in 1999 despite starting only the final five games, missed last year's 1-10 season with a knee injury. Malinowski split time between quarterback and safety and led Navy in rushing touchdowns with five.
Wagoner started all 11 games at defensive end and recorded a team-high seven tackles for losses.
If neither Malinowski nor Candeto asserts himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback in practice, which begins Monday, Weatherbie might be forced to alternate the pair until Madden returns for the Sept. 15 game at Northwestern. Last season Weatherbie shuffled Malinowski and Brian Broadwater behind center.
* This article was based in part on wire service reports.

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