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Miami LB hit with felony battery on a cop, other charges

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Ummm, oops?

On the heels of a report that six members of the football program have been suspended for the season opener, new Miami head coach Al Golden now has an additional off-field issue to deal with.

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan has been hit with multiple charges, including a pair of felonies, following an off-campus incident in Coconut Grove.  The felonies are resisting a police officer with violence and battery on a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical care provider, while he was also hit with three misdemeanors — trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

Details of what led to the plethora of charges weren’t made available, and an arrest report was not yet available according to a police spokesperson.

The school is aware of the arrest, which they called “out of character”.  Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely by Golden.

“We are aware of Ramon’s situation and we are disappointed,” Golden said in a statement. “This is out of character for a young man who has been a positive influence in our program. He is contrite and apologetic for the situation and is currently taking the appropriate actions towards resolution.”

Buchanan started 10 games for the Hurricanes in 2010.  The senior, the Post notes, is the first known ‘Canes player to be arrested since Robert Marve in 2007.

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10 Responses to “Miami LB hit with felony battery on a cop, other charges”
  1. davisjosh20 says: Mar 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    2 hurricanes are in a car, who’s driving?

  2. katanaguy says: Mar 22, 2011 9:36 AM

    Just another negroe athlete causing more problems for others & society in general. I am quite certain the liberal media will come running to his aid saying it will not be his fault,etc. It will probably be spinned that he is the victim.

    I am quite aware that white athletes get arrested for crimes like this too, however, it is an epidemic within the negroe athletic circle.

    I hope this young man gets help for his sake & others.

  3. bonerchamp says: Mar 22, 2011 10:39 AM

    davisjosh20 says:
    Mar 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    Q: 2 hurricanes are in a car, who’s driving?

    A: Hopefully not Michael Floyd.

  4. lbijake says: Mar 22, 2011 11:01 AM

    There is a new terroristic threat to America, NAC (Negro Athletic Circle). I have to commend our liberal education system that teaches the inbred population how to type. Hopefully soon they will be able to get them viable employment to keep off the government dole.

  5. chachooga says: Mar 22, 2011 11:14 AM

    So for all you sports writers that feign disgust in moments like these….this should mean Miami is getting back on top right?

    I mean you made Randy Shannon a goat and Urban Meyer a Hero last year after they both lost their head coaching jobs. You know Shannon a great guy, 1 arrest, cared about his kids….compared to Meyer who surely cared about his kids, but winning was more important hence 34 arrests in the same time frame. But he was a champ, and that is all that matters right?!?!?!?

    So Miami is back then…right?! Now they just need to schedule two DII teams and wooaaaallllaa, the magic formula for championship.

    I guess Notre Dame must be back too right?!?! At least according to the post a few spots down.

    You sports writers are sooooooooooo lameoooooooo!!!!

  6. edgy says: Mar 22, 2011 1:37 PM

    Not getting much time between arrest meter resets, are you, John? :)

  7. edgy says: Mar 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    Looks like it’s Catholics vs Convicts on the old Arrest Meter. :)

  8. mrcowpatty says: Mar 22, 2011 5:58 PM

    This guy should change from linebacker to running back if he’s that hard to bring down.

  9. reallionnaire says: Mar 23, 2011 10:22 AM

    Man Al Golden is a “Sheriff” he isn’t gonna let this slide, even after the charge gets reduced to misdemeanor “being black in Palm Beach” there will be consequences and repercussions!

  10. mccchiefs55 says: Mar 26, 2011 1:20 PM


    Sorry you see only race, but it is a young man making a mistake, probably was drinking. In addition, if you want to use the word negro try spelling it correctly

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