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Canes looking into possible secondary NCAA football violation after Friday-night player workout

   The University of Miami is investigating whether the football program committed a secondary NCAA rule violation, athletic director Blake James said Friday night.

    The possible violation involves at least one assistant football coach watching a voluntary workout in the distance just beyond the UM-Florida baseball game at Mark Light Field. The football workout, which took place on the other side of the center-field fence, was witnessed by the media covering the baseball game -- as well as likely many of the 3,481 fans at the game. The coach was seen by the Palm Beach Post.

    Palm Beach Post reporter Matt Porter reported that he saw offensive line coach Art Kehoe at the workout. 

    “Our compliance staff will assess the situation and if there’s a violation we’ll report it,’’ UM athletic director Blake James told The Miami Herald (that's me) at the baseball game.  

    In late October, the Canes were put on three years’ probation and docked nine football scholarships and three basketball scholarships related to former booster Nevin Shapiro.

    Coaches are not allowed to be at voluntary offseason football practices or voluntary player drill sessions, though they can be at strength and conditioning workouts.     
 
     SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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