Though he was one of the nation’s top football recruits in 2010, Miami tackle Seantrel Henderson hasn’t had it easy at the collegiate level.
Since switching to the Canes from USC, Henderson has been linked to a reported suspension — although back surgery sidelined the mammoth tackle against Maryland anyway — and has been limited with injuries. Heading into the 2012 season, Henderson is apparently, once again, not in the good graces of head coach Al Golden.
Golden announced after practice today that Henderson, as well as cornerback Keion Payne and linebacker Kelvin Cain, were suspended through the weekend for violation of team rules, but would return early next week.
“It is disappointing,” Golden said. “I think it’s disappointing for the team to be honest with you. You can’t just weed all of the time. If you’re just constantly weeding and that’s the problem. When you’re trying to improve the program and move forward, you can’t just weed the program. You’ve got to water your garden, too.
Henderson is listed as the team’s backup offensive tackle heading into spring practice. Cain, who was also part of that group of six Hurricanes reportedly suspended for the team’s 2011 season opener, was listed as the starting linebacker on the latest depth chart and finished last year with 20 tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown.
(Hat tip: South Florida Sun-Sentinel)