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DB Jamal Reid has requested transfer; more suspensions looming for Canes

ST. LOUIS -- University of Miami safety Jamal Reid, considered one of the country's Top 150 players by ESPN two years ago, said Wednesday he's leaving the program.

Jamal Reid "Coach basically told me I didn't have a chance to play here and it would be better for me if I transferred," said Reid, who in two seasons at UM never saw the field. "So I'm going to go. I decided on my own I didn't want to just sit and watch other guys get reps."

Reid (6-1, 192) was a two-way standout at Mayo Lafeyette High, a school located in the middle of the state near Gainesville. But he never latched on at UM -- same as the other two recruits who signed with the Canes in 2009 from the Gainesville area, linebacker Kevin Nelson and cornerback Devont'a Davis.

Reid said Nelson is no longer on the team. He isn't sure if Davis will be back either.

"I had trouble my first year because I didn't know the plays as well as I should have. I guess I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing," Reid said. "But this new coaching staff, I don't think they ever really gave me a chance. Eduardo [Clements] and Tyrone [Cornelius] just moved right in front of me. It's best to leave."

Reid said he's planning to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision program (formerly known as Division I-AA) so he will not have to sit out the 2011 season.

MORE SUSPENSIONS LOOM?: Citing multiple sources, InsideTheU.com reported Wednesday that Al Golden has handed out more suspensions after another incident on campus required the assistance of University of Miami police.

According to InsideTheU, running back Storm Johnson, linebacker Travis Williams, and cornerback Keion Payne were involved in an incident on April 27. On April 29, offensive lineman Jermaine Barton was involved in a separate incident.

These four players, according to InsideTheU, 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.

According to InsideTheU, this is the second time Johnson and Payne have been involved in an incident, which resulted in a one-game suspension back in March although head coach Al Golden would not confirm or deny those reports when asked about it during spring football.

A UM spokesperson said Wednesday Golden has not suspended anyone for any games.

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He guesses he didn't know the plays, sounds like he thought he could just cruise his way through based on his high school stats. Nelson thought he was alot better than he was. 2 lazy guys gone and it sounds like we have a few trying to buck the system by getting into trouble. Now we're talking the Hurricanes of old are back

Golden has brought out more from these players than Candy Randy ever did. Longer practices, players checked on during classes, mandatory breakfast. Accountability is being brought and shown here people, please open your eyes. All candy ever said was extremities, extremities, extremities... Sorry guys that doesn't give me any confidence in my team or coaches. Golden makes statements, candy runs away after making excuses. Out with the old and in with the new.

Eh nothing to fret about, dude is a raging pot head

STOP TROLLING LOSERS. ONLY REASON YOU DROP BY IS TO SEE WHAT SOME OF THE BAND WAGON HOPPERS ARE SAYING...NOT WHAT TRUE CANE FANS ARE SAYING. GOOD LUCK UF, BRANTLEY OR HOWEVER YOU SPELL THAT GARBAGE IS LOOKING REALLY SPECIAL. FSWHO, WOW YOU GOT US THIS TIME, YOU GOT A LONG WAY TO GO TO RUN YOUR MOUTH. WE OWN YOU. OH AND UF, WHY DON'T YOU RESPOND TO COACH CARROL WHEN HE SAID "SCHEDULE US"??? C'MON MUSKRAT, SCHEDULE US LIKE FSWHO DOES. I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR THOSE GAY ASS INDIANS THAN I DO FOR THE GAYTARDS. AT LEAST THEY KEPT UP THE RIVARLY WHILE YOU GUYS RUN AND HIDE IN YOUR LIL SWAMP. SEE YOU IN 2013 F@#$ING PU&&&S!!!

I coached Reid in high school and he is an extremely talented player. He holds the record for all time TD catches in a high school career in the state of Florida. All that being said, lots of freshmen don't pick up the coverages/playbook their first year. This past year, he didn't do what was need to see the field and that was his part. The new staff should have showed him more love, but that is how it is. As a Canes fan, I am glad they parted ways to give Jamal a chance to play somewhere and free up another slot for someone the new staff wants.

Jamal is a good kid and he sounded like he was up front about his problems.

Why does Storm Johnson continue to get involved in incidents. We want to see you play, but it's not going to happen at this rate.

As for Reid...good luck.

Wow so now you guys are blaming Shannon you Canes fans are hilarious give me a break, Gators fans don't go around posting negative comments on our rivals blogs we leave that up to Canes and Noles fans, we worry about our own problems, maybe if you guys did the same you would win some games this season.

Sorry, don't try to say that Randy Shannon covered things up, he didn't. If the kids would have been in trouble with the law, Shannon would have nailed them and that's why they didn't act up. The players obviously have no fear and maybe no respect for Golden. You can either lay this on the players, for misbehaving or accept the fact that Al Golden is the coach and while the players didn't perform on the field for Shannon, they behaved well off of it. As many players have said, "they were scared of Randy Shannon", not so much Al Golden, it appears.

Shouldn't UM try to beat USF, then think about FSU and UF? BTW, I have never seen more low class "thugs" than those who are UM fans.

Lets all wake up. We don't know what Al Golden is doing. We can only hope he does!

How can yall talk bad bout him, shid, if only he had the time to shine, yall would think different of the situation!! smdh, Good luck big bruhh, where ever you decide to go!

@Welcane he played his behind off on Lafayette field, every friday night! & i was right in the stadium watching! so you cant tell me he aint no good player, cause him & my uncl Eric mcintyre did they thing for Lafayette Hornets,! they let a good player slip away!

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