TOWSON, Md. - Earl Badu, a member of the 2001-2002 University of Maryland's men's basketball NCAA championship team, jumped to his death from the I-95 overpass onto I-695 Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County police.
Elise Armacost, police spokesperson, said Badu jumped about 50 feet to his death. She said crews responded to the scene, where they attempted to stabilize him. Badu was transported to Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The 33-year-old Badu had recently received a five-year suspended sentence in Montgomery County Circuit for passing a bad check. A $300,000 judgment had been entered against him in the same court for issues related to fraud, misrepresentation of facts, misappropriation of funds, unjust enrichment and restitution based upon unjust enrichment.
A graduate of St. Frances, Badu was a walk on at Maryland. He played sparingly, scoring just four points in four years, but he became a fan favorite.
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