University of Miami

Muhammad, Grace Kicked Off Team

Two of the best players on Miami's defense were removed from the team on Saturday, the school announced.

Listed below is the University of Miami statement regarding Al-Quadin Muhammad and Jermaine Grace.
"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."
Muhammad, a junior, led all returning players in sacks last season with five. The former four-star recruit from New Jersey was widely considered the team's best pass rusher heading into the season. Grace, a senior, was Miami's top tackler a season ago. The former three-star recruit from Miramar High was considered to be the team's top linebacker heading into the season.

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