posted 9 years ago
Former Florida backup QB Josh Portis has been declared ineligible for the season by the University of Maryland for copying another students quiz "word for word".
The class was American Studies 212-Diversity in America, Bullock said Tuesday, and involved about 10 short-answer questions based on films and readings from previous classes. Bullock said Portis sat one row behind him and one seat to the left during the quiz, and copied information, including one answer "word for word."
Maryland's Code of Academic Integrity states four specific violations: Cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.
Portis -- who was super-hyped by the Terps fans after leaving UF -- was expected to play as Maryland's backup QB and perhaps split time in several games this season.
Portis is still practicing with the Terps and still enrolled at Maryland, but he will not be eligible to play football this season.