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Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Posted on: November 9, 2011 6:07 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 8:59 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Miami safety Ray Ray Armstrong has been held out of practice and will not play in the Hurricanes game against Florida State due to his involvement in a company that deals with professional athletes, according to a report on InsidetheU.com. The Sun Sentinel later confirmed the report.

Ari Washington, president of Double Coverage PR Group, and Armstrong tweeted about a dinner they had on Sunday at upscale Miami restaurant Prime 112. The tweets were subsequently removed but not before drawing the attention of the NCAA, who would be interested in who paid for the meai and what was discussed. CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Brian London says it's possible the two might be in a relationship.

The NCAA is already investigating Miami based on allegations against the program from former booster Nevin Shapiro. Armstrong was one of several Hurricanes involved in the scandal and was suspended four games by the NCAA and forced to repay the nearly $800 in extra benefits he received from Shapiro and others during his recruiting.

The school has not issued a statement on Armstrong's eligibility at this time and it is unknown if the junior will be back this season. He has 25 tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery in five games so far this year.

Senior JoJo Nicolas is expected to start in Armstrong’s place according to the report.

Update: Miami confirmed Armstrong has been held out of all football activities this week due to violation of team rules and is not on the travel roster for Florida State.

“Ray Ray is suspended for breaking team rules and will not be with us this weekend,” said Al Golden.

Comments

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

What say?  Ray Ray?  No Pay?  Sad day Miami way.   



Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:15 am
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

No Loss he has been a weak player for the Canes this season.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:05 am
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Boy I would love to see a return to independent football.  Schedules can be much more wide open, unfortunately though the exposure and money a conference provides is too much of a pull for schools to resist.



Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:13 am
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Boy I got to tell you this crap has to stop, this has been the worst year for crap like this. these kids now just don't get it



Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:56 am
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

How I miss the glory days. As football independents, this game had national title implications nearly every year. Although there were one to many wide rights for the 'Nole in me. As conference foes, this game doesn't even have relevance in determining the conference championship! It's become painful to watch two super programs fall back to mediocrity.

Get it together 'Canes...we 'Noles NEED you standing in our way! Come on 'Noles...the ACC used to be OUR playground! It's simply time for a resurgence from BOTH universities. Otherwise this will become just another game!

GO 'NOLES!

 




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:27 am
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Bye Bye Ray Ray.  He better be off the team when they return from Tally.  No need for someone in the program who so clearly doesn't "get it."




Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Ray Ray, that was Dumb Dumb. At least we have Jo Jo. 



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Only twits tweet.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Ray Ray Armstrong in NCAA trouble, out vs. FSU

Armstrong was also one of those accepting benefits from a donor. Apparently he knows the NCAA rules do not apply to Miami athletes.



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