COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) _ Two University of Maryland football players are facing charges that they robbed, beat and threatened a man at a nightclub and have been suspended from the team.

Starting linebacker Marlon Moye-Moore and backup cornerback Andrew Smith have been charged with robbing and assaulting a Baltimore man at a Hyattsville night club in February. The pair confronted the victim in the bathroom area of the nightclub near the university, Prince George's County police said.

Moye-Moore allegedly asked the victim, ``Were you the one messing with my sister last year?''

After the man replied, ``No, you got the wrong guy,'' Smith and Moye-Moore began punching and kicking him. The unidentified man then fell to the ground, and the two players rifled through his pockets, took about $45, and warned the man not to talk to police, the report said.

The victim identified Smith when shown a University of Maryland football program. Smith implicated Moye-Moore, police said.

Coach Ralph Friedgen said Moye-Moore and Smith are still in school and are allowed to take part in team study hall and tutoring sessions, but not on-field activities.

Moye-Moore, a senior who has started every game the past two seasons, was second on the team with 108 tackles last season. He has been charged with robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft of less than $500 and intimidating/influencing a juror.

Smith, a junior who played in nine games last season, has been charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, theft of less than $500 and conspiracy to commit theft of less than $500.