Pinckney took to his Instagram account to apologize for his violation.
Minutes before kickoff, the University of Miami announced that junior LB Michael Pinckney would miss today’s game at Virginia Tech for a violation of team rules.
The release from Miami Athletics on the topic reads as follows:
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The University of Miami football program announced Saturday that junior linebacker Michael Pinckney will miss today’s game against Virginia Tech due to a violation of team rules.
So, just like that one of Miami’s best defensive players will not be playing in a key game today at VT.
A junior from Jacksonville, Pinckney is 3rd on the team in tackles with 61, and has been a stalwart on Miami’s defense for the past 3 years. LB Zach McCloud, Backup LB Mike Smith and others will look to fill the void left by Pinckney’s absence today.