Late Thursday, multiple reports surfaced that DE Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended from the Canes' season opener vs. Bethune Cookman.
Muhammad, a redshirt sophomore, is reportedly suspended for "violation of team rules". This news comes just days after Al Golden stated that no players had been suspended for the opener.
So, naturally, the questions are 1. What was the nature of the violation? and 2. When did the violation occur? While Miami is expected to have further comment/official announcement of this suspension, I don't know if we'll get the full story here (read: it will be a sanitized/coachspeak comment. That's just the way things work).
Muhammad has been the subject of much discussion and conjecture, after having been named a co-backup at Rush End with Demetrius Jackson and behind starter Trent Harris. A former U.S. Army All-American, Muhammad has immense talent, but has seemed to struggle finding ways to show that in game action.
This is not Muhammad's first suspension in his time at Miami. He was suspended for the fall semester (and, by extension, the entire 2014 football season) after repeatedly punching a fellow UM student following the 2014 Spring Game.
Miami certainly won't miss Muhammad against an overmatched Bethune Cookman team in the season opener, but let's hope that this is a one-time thing, and not the start of an ongoing or repeating situation with one of the Canes most talented players.