BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
Internet message boards related to the University of Miami football team on Tuesday had
posts about UM receivers Sam Shields and Ryan Hill possibly being suspended.
Coach Randy Shannon said that was not true after practice Tuesday. Shannon also said
they weren't suspended for the Duke game.
On Wednesday, however, Shields and Hill were not with the receivers for the beginning
of 3 p.m. practice (when reporters are allowed to watch) -- at least not in their usual jerseys.
It appeared that Shields and Hill might have been practicing wearing other jersey
numbers (though it was impossible to tell for sure from a distance in the pouring rain), which could mean they are with the scout team. They also could have both come to practice late.
Shields, a sophomore, started the Oklahoma and Florida International games, and played
last Saturday against Texas A&M. He has seven catches for 124 yards.
Sophomore Hill has four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in four games.
Stay tuned for an update after practice.