Posted by Tom Fornelli
The Miami Hurricanes have already suspended six players for the team's opening game of the 2011 season against Maryland, and if a report on InsidetheU.com ($) is to be believed, there remains a chance that by the time the game is actually played, Miami may be out of players to field a team. That's because according to the report, four more Hurricanes have been suspended thanks to two separate instances.
According to the report, running back Storm Johnson, linebacker Travis Williams and cornerback Keion Payne were involved in an incident on April 27 at a UM residential hall, which eventually involved the University of Miami Police Department. Offensive lineman Jermaine Barton was involved in a separate incident on April 29.
According to InsideTheU.com, the four players are expected to be suspended for at least one game, although the penalty for the repeat offenders could be more. It is undetermined which game they will serve the suspensions.
A UM spokesperson said Wednesday that no players have been suspended.
Now, as the Sun-Sentinel report says, Miami hasn't acknowledged the reported suspensions. Which means that if they are coming, we don't know for how long nor what games these players will be missing. What we do know is that Storm Johnson and Keion Payne are already two of the six players that had been suspended for the Maryland game. As repeat offenders, it's possible that any additional suspension they receive will be worse than the ones that may be coming to Travis Williams and Jermaine Barton.
The other players suspended for the Maryland game are Seantrel Henderson, Kelvin Cain, Dyron Dye and Devont'a Davis.