Hurricanes dismiss two players for violating NCAA rules

By Anthony Caruso III

The Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes have dismissed defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace from the team for a violation of NCAA rules. Both were projected to be starters on first-year head coach Mark Richt’s defense.

However, the two were previously investigated by the school for ties to a local luxury rental car agency. The school wouldn’t say what they found in their case besides saying that they’ll continue the players’ financial aid through graduation.

Al-Quadin Muhammad tries to tackle Virginia Tech's Brenden Motley (Getty Images)

Al-Quadin Muhammad tries to tackle Virginia Tech’s Brenden Motley (Getty Images)

“As no staff members or boosters were involved in the violations, the program will not be subject to sanctions and, at this time, the University deems this matter closed,” the school’s statement said.

Muhammad, a redshirt junior, had problems during former head coach Al Golden’s area. He served a suspension for an off-campus fight in 2014.

He was also suspended for the season opener last year.

Grace, a senior, started 10 games last season under Golden. He also had 79 tackles, which was third on the team.

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