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Miami Hurricanes dismiss two football players for violating NCAA rules



The Miami Hurricanes have dismissed senior linebacker Jermaine Grace and redshirt junior defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad for violating NCAA rules, the school announced Saturday.

Here's the statement UM released:

The University of Miami announced today that red-shirt junior Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior Jermaine Grace have been permanently dismissed from the Hurricanes football program for violating NCAA rules. The University will, however, continue their financial aid through graduation. The decision was made in consultation with outside counsel and after discussions with the NCAA enforcement staff. As no staff members or boosters were involved in the violations, the program will not be subject to sanctions and, at this time, the University deems this matter closed.

Grace started 10 games last year and led the Canes with 79 tackles. In three seasons at UM, he has recorded 147 tackles and five sacks.

Muhammad started seven games last fall, and his 54 tackles were third on the team. He led UM with 8.5 tackles for loss.

The two had been involved in an investigation related to luxury rental cars. The Miami Herald reports that standout receiver Stacy Coley has also been part of the investigation. Coley is UM's top receiver and was a second-team all-ACC pick last season.

Miami opens the season next Saturday against Florida A&M. 

[Last modified: Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:42pm]


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