ORONO — Two University of Maine football players have been suspended from the team indefinitely because of their alleged involvement in a pellet gun shooting on campus last week.

Freshman defensive backs Aamad Bush and Malik Walker, both 18, were charged with assault and criminal threatening.

Campus police say Bush and Walker fired shots from pellet guns at two occupants of a dorm room.

Neither victim required medical treatment.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Athletic Director Steve Abbott said Walker and Bush will be prohibited from practicing with the team during winter workouts and spring practices. Their scholarships remain in effect through the end of the semester.

They are due in court Feb. 16.

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