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.