On Tuesday morning, Matt Porter from the Palm Beach Post reported that Miami had dismissed S James King from the Football Program.
Miami dismisses sophomore S James King. Will have more in a moment.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) June 21, 2016
This was confirmed by Barrett Sallee of Bleacher/Report
Miami announces LB James King has been granted a full and unconditional release.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) June 21, 2016
The reason for this action was not immediately known. The initial reports from a UM spokesperson said that King was granted a full and complete release to transfer.
UPDATE: per Christy Cabrera-Chirinos of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, here is the UM statement regarding James King leaving the program
Miami's statement on linebacker James King leaving the program: pic.twitter.com/t4tN9eyIHs— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) June 21, 2016
Obviously electing to transfer and being dismissed are different things, but the resultant effect is the same: King is no longer on the Miami Hurricanes team.
We will update this piece as information is available.