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Former UMD Championship Team Member Plunges to Death

Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.

Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall.

Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday.

According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998.

Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center.

According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.  

Trisha October 05, 2012 at 09:17 AM
Seriously people a man is dead because he jumped of a bridge. Suicide prevention is imprortant Ask Care Escort. Remember ACE....
jnrentz1 October 05, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Correction: Suicide is the permanent solution to what is usually a temporary problem.
Deko October 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I have been a good friend of Earl's since 2003, how do we find out about a funeral?
Jenn October 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Deko I was very close w earl. Can u pleae email me at jennsussman@yahoo.com? We were in touch shortly before he died and I need some answers to move Forward. Please
an October 09, 2012 at 04:20 AM
The funeral is on October 13th at Vaughn Green Funeral Home in Baltimore. Viewing at 10, Services at 11. If you want more information, please leave your email address.

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