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Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Storm Johnson leaving Miami

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Transfer Tuesday cannot be stopped, it can only be moved to another day!

After two transfers were announced earlier on Tuesday afternoon, a release from Miami on Tuesday evening says that running back Storm Johnson is no longer with the program.

“As of this afternoon, Westleigh Storm Johnson is no longer a part of the University of Miami Football program," said head coach Al Golden in a statement. "When these situations arise, we always assist the student-athlete and his family in the transfer process.  We wish Storm success in all future endeavors.”

This news may not have been expected, but it's not exactly surprising either. Johnson wasn't having the best offseason as he was one of six Hurricanes suspended for the season opener against Maryland back in March, and then Johnson found himself in some more trouble in late April when he and teammates Travis Williams and Keion Payne were involved in some kind of altercation at a Miami dormitory. That run-in resulted in another suspension for Johnson. So while it's being presented as Johnson leaving on his own accord, I wouldn't be all that surprised if Al Golden gave him a nudge in this direction.

Johnson saw limited time for the Hurricanes last season, getting only 9 carries, but he did tally 119 yards on those limited carries, including a 71-yard touchdown run. 

Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:05 pm
Edited on: May 4, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Report: More suspensions for Miami

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Miami Hurricanes have already suspended six players for the team's opening game of the 2011 season against Maryland, and if a report on InsidetheU.com ($) is to be believed, there remains a chance that by the time the game is actually played, Miami may be out of players to field a team. That's because according to the report, four more Hurricanes have been suspended thanks to two separate instances.

According to the report, running back Storm Johnson, linebacker Travis Williams and cornerback Keion Payne were involved in an incident on April 27 at a UM residential hall, which eventually involved the University of Miami Police Department. Offensive lineman Jermaine Barton was involved in a separate incident on April 29.

According to InsideTheU.com, the four players 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.

A UM spokesperson said Wednesday that no players have been suspended.

Now, as the Sun-Sentinel report says, Miami hasn't acknowledged the reported suspensions. Which means that if they are coming, we don't know for how long nor what games these players will be missing. What we do know is that Storm Johnson and Keion Payne are already two of the six players that had been suspended for the Maryland game. As repeat offenders, it's possible that any additional suspension they receive will be worse than the ones that may be coming to Travis Williams and Jermaine Barton.

The other players suspended for the Maryland game are Seantrel Henderson, Kelvin Cain, Dyron Dye and Devont'a Davis.

Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:24 am
 

Report: Six Canes to be suspended for opener

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Over the weekend there were rumors coming out of Coral Gables that Miami offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson had been suspended for the team's season opener against Maryland, and that Henderson was preparing to transfer. Well, Al Golden and Henderson's father went out of their way to make it clear that he would not be transferring, but Golden did not address the suspension rumors, which seemed a bit strange.

Now we know why, as there are now reports out of southern Florida that not only will Henderson be suspended for the Maryland game, but five more of his teammates will be joining him.
According to two anonymous sources, Henderson, RB Storm Johnson, LB Kelvin Cain, DB Keion Payne, DL Dyron Dye and DB Devont'a Davis will all be spending the season opener on the sideline. The report says that the suspensions are not academic related, and that all six broke team rules.

Al Golden has not commented on the story, as he's on vacation this week with the rest of his players, as Miami is on spring break.
 
 
 
 
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