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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 6, 2011 1:08 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Suspended Miami LB plans to transfer

Posted by Chip Patterson

Miami head coach Al Golden has had his hands full with off-field trouble this offseason, and now another Hurricane is seeking out of Coral Gables.  Redshirt freshman linebacker Travis Williams will transfer at the end of the semester, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  Williams was one of four players expected to be suspended for their alleged involvment with a marijuana-related incident at a Miami residence hall on April 27.  Williams explained himself to InsideTheU.com, and was very clear about his unhappiness at Miami.

“I didn’t being like being targeted as a drug user,” Williams told InsideTheU.com. “They can give me whatever test they want, whenever they want. As far as me being regarded as a drug user, I am not. I wasn’t happy here. It wasn’t about playing time because I was playing in the spring. Things just happened and I can’t make everybody happy.”

Williams sat out all of last year after suffering a knee injury during training camp, and was thought to be the de facto starter after the Ramon Buchanan was supsended indefinitely (though reinstated) for a scuffle with the Miami Police Department.  Running back Storm Johnson and cornerback Keion Payne were also involved in the April 27 incident, which if suspended would make them repeat offenders.  Johnson and Payne have already been suspended from the opener against Maryland, reportedly for a violation of team rules.
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.

 
 
 
 
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