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Official: Miami Hurricanes Al-Quadin Muhammad, Tyre Brady suspended for opener

The University of Miami has confirmed what was widely reported Thursday night, that 6-3, 256-pound redshirt sophomore rush end Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for tonight's opener against Bethune-Cookman.

Also suspended for tonight's opener: receiver Tyre Brady, a 6-3, 200-pound sophomore out of Homestead South Dade High School. Brady, who had 39 catches for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at South Dade, has not recorded any catches for the Hurricanes.

Both violated team rules, according to UM. The suspensions are one-game suspensions, per UM.

We saw Muhammad in a scout-team jersey last week at the beginning of practice, before he sprinted back into the locker room and came wearing his usual No. 8. 

Muhammad repeated several times when we asked him questions last week, that he just wants to win the Coastal, win the Coastal, win the Coastal.

Muhammad was suspended by the university all last football season and couldn't take classes after getting into a fight after the 2014 spring game. I have no idea whose fault that was, but I did see the police report from another incident last year, and it wasn't pretty.

Muhammad's stats at UM, all in 2013: 13 games, no starts, seven unassisted tackles, one assisted tackle, two tackles-for-loss.

  On Wednesday, coach Al Golden was asked if UM had anyone suspended to start the season.

"We do not right now,'' he said. "If there are any suspensions we'll tell you like we do every game. You will be notified in pregame if there's anything... That's our protocol.

"Right now we expect to have everybody.''

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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