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Attorney: Ray-Ray Armstrong to file injunction against Miami

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Former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong is filing an injunction against the school that would allow him practice with the team until the NCAA determines if he has violated any bylaws, according to Armstrong’s lawyer.

Armstrong was booted from the team last month for undisclosed reasons, but rumors of Armstrong being in trouble had been circulating for weeks before the decision was made.

“Armstrong can continue to be enrolled as a scholarship student at UM to complete his degree or the University will grant him a full release should he elect to transfer to another institution,” a UM release stated.

However, InsideTheU.com previously reported that Armstrong revealed on Twitter that he had interactions with a booster.

“Miami made a unilateral decision to dismiss Ray-Ray without NCAA process,” Armstrong’s attorney, Matt Morgan, said via ESPN.com. “We believe Miami is using Ray-Ray as a sacrificial lamb to the NCAA.

“Why should Ray-Ray’s draft status be affected? Why should he have to play at a NAIA or Division II school this year when to my knowledge the NCAA has not concluded he even violated rules?”

Morgan specifically identified two instances: when Armstrong had dinner with his girlfriend, a public relations firm representative, last fall, and when Armstrong was with his girlfriend at a hotel. Who paid for Armstrong’s dinner was questioned and the safety was suspended one game.

Another time, according to Morgan, Armstrong was at a hotel with his girlfriend and who paid for the room was also questioned. To date, Armstrong has not faced any NCAA suspensions from either of those events. Miami won’t comment on, or clarify Armstrong’s dismissal if it is NCAA related, either — even if there was no infraction committed.

Armstrong was, however, suspended for the first four games of last season by the NCAA for taking benefits from former booster Nevin Shapiro.  The Association’s investigation into the Miami athletics department related to the Shapiro story is currently ongoing.

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25 Responses to “Attorney: Ray-Ray Armstrong to file injunction against Miami”
  1. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 8:57 AM

    hahahaha….. How much more dysfunctional can it get in Coral Gables?? Al Golden is using former Randy Shannon equipment managers to drive players around and arrange meetings (and lies about it), Kids are getting walk-around money from a Ponsi-schemer who defrauded good people out of millions, guys are provided with hookers and free abortions(allegedly) are arranged, Ray Ray meets with an agent (at least twice) and is now suing the University because he was dismissed from the team…. I LOVE IT. No, this wont be a distraction at all….. Good Luck on a 6-6 season Al…..

  2. 305fan says: Aug 8, 2012 9:06 AM

    And the suckeyes are going to be better than than 6-6 this year. I think not. You should be more worried about the disgrace that Urban Lyer is about to bring to your program loser.

  3. ohioirishfan says: Aug 8, 2012 9:14 AM

    @305fan, hahaha!!! I live in Buckeye country and cannot stand OSU but I will say they will do much better than Thug “U” as for Thug “U” get ready for the 2nd serving of ass whipping Notre Dame will dish out on Oct. 6th.

    Go Irish!!!

  4. steeler1nation says: Aug 8, 2012 9:28 AM

    why would you want to stay at Miami Thug U?
    They’re going to get hammered by the NCAA soon.
    @”305″ fan — I’m not an OSU fan, but, you’re a fool if you think they’ll be 6-6 this year. You obviously don’t know much about College Football. OSU will win 10-12 games, then be a National Title favorite/top 5 team going into next season, with an All-American QB candidate for 2014, in Braxton Miller. All the while, your Miam team will be sitting at home with the 1st of a multi-year bowl ban. Urban Meyer is a pretty solid guy; sounds like you’re just bitter & jealous that he owned your Miami team.
    Get some clues, guy.

  5. smadison29 says: Aug 8, 2012 10:01 AM

    I don’t understand all of the ignorance in the world surrounding the U. Thug U was back in the 80s when we whooped everyone’s butts. Thug U is long gone. Two player arrests in the past five years, I put that record up against every FBS school in the country.

    As for Ray Ray, scholarships are a priveledge not a right. You can be dismissed or have your scholarship revoked at any time. It’s time to move on.

  6. rodster213 says: Aug 8, 2012 10:17 AM

    Baaaaaaaaaaaa!!

  7. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2012 10:38 AM

    Steelernation: “Urban Meyer is a pretty solid guy.”

    Is this a joke? Ask any of his former teams if they think he’s a solid guy. Check the arrest record of his players at UF (including those who got off scott free when a regular joe would’ve been under arrest) and say he’s a solid guy. Ask the recruits he promised he was going to stay at UF (“What’s your definition of faith?”–Elam) if he’s a solid guy. Ask Muschamp, who got left with a bare cupboard and has admitted it, if Meyer’s a solid guy. Ask the media who did report after report about how he was leaving UF because he was sooooo sick (not because he realized his team had peaked and needed rebuilding) if he’s a solid guy.

    What a joke. I hate Miami, but Golden puts Meyer to shame. Perhaps you need to get a clue.

  8. UCFpirate says: Aug 8, 2012 10:56 AM

    OSU fans are the last people that should be talking any crap about UM. Did you guys forget last years 24 – 6 loss? How about the fact you are still on probation. No need to call someone ugly when you are just as ugly……

  9. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 11:00 AM

    305 fan…. get back to me when Miami is 6-6 and OSU is 9-3 this season…. dont drink the Kool Aide…. as Far as Urban goes, He won 2 NC’s at Florida, went undefeated at Utah and killed everything in his path in bowl games and rivalry games. His record speaks for itself. He left Florida, boo hoo….. all coaches leave eventually by their own choosing or not. I know Urban wont be in Columbus more than 7-8 seasons, but who cares. The guy has been a winner EVERYWHERE he has been (Bowling Green, Utah, Florida.) and had 2 QB’s in the NFL playoffs last year (both nearly made it to the superbowl–thats no accident.)

  10. idolized1 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:08 AM

    “Another time, according to Morgan, Armstrong was at a hotel with his girlfriend and who paid for the room was also questioned.”

    Seriously? So if I played D1 sports and a friend/relative/girlfriend, etc… rented a hotel room, I couldn’t stay there? What if they bought me a cake for my birthday? Would I be in trouble already, and would I lose my eligibility for eating it?

    Where does it stop with these idiots?

    Oh and palmbeachbuckeye, you can’t spell cocksucker without OSU.

  11. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 11:14 AM

    idolized 1… wow, did you stay up all night to think of that??? I’m impressed that you can actually spell–or did you use google ??

  12. idolized1 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:24 AM

    “palmbeachbuckeye says:
    Aug 8, 2012 11:14 AM
    idolized 1… wow, did you stay up all night to think of that??? I’m impressed that you can actually spell–or did you use google ??”

    Yeah, you got me there…

    I stayed up the entire time last night to think of a response to a comment that was posted at 11:00 am this morning.

    But hey, I can see by your reasoning that your OSU education is doing wonders for you.

  13. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:24 AM

    Palmbeachbuckeye: Actually Meyer’s previous 3 teams (Bowling Green, Utah, and UF) have had players and/or admin basically go on record and say that he has left their teams in a mess. So yes, he can be called a winner, but no he can’t be called a solid guy. But no one expects an OSU fan to ever given a damn about having an honest coach.—Why start now?

  14. ohioirishfan says: Aug 8, 2012 11:28 AM

    @smadison29, not everyone! See Catholics vs Convicts. We won the NC that year. If its not Thug “U” why we’re players given money, provided prostitutes and abortions? Come on! That’s bad, not PSU but still bad.

  15. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 11:32 AM

    people say all kinds of crap when they aren’t winning anymore…. take all comments with a grain of salt. Honest head coach??? Chip Kelly used Street agents, Randy Shannon turned his back and let Nevin shapiro run wild, Spurrier turned his back and let players live in discounted off campus housing, Saban’s Bama team was involved in a Free Textbook scandal and is still on probation, North Carolina committed so many violations I cant list them, USC had a player being paid and a house bought for the parents and the Head Coach left before the heat came down, LSU is on prbation for recruiting violations, Michigan lied about extra practice time and used extra coaches in offseason workouts… and they all signed the same paperwork stating they did not know of or commit any violations…. So in the grand scheme, what Tressel did was nonsense. He should have just came clean early on, but selling items that belonged to the players to begin with is BS compared to the list above….

  16. uhemi says: Aug 8, 2012 12:08 PM

    I just love to read all the experts that are predicting what the records will be this year. And of course you have to include the inside information that everybody seems to have about what happened in not only the eighties but also what is going on now.

    That’s what is great about college football, everybody that has a keyboard IS A EXPERT. !!

  17. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2012 12:33 PM

    palmbeachbuckeye: I agree with you, all of those coaches you mentioned were dirty as hell, and Tressel was right along with them. You mentioned some of the worst of the worst as a reference–poor choice. You also left out that Shannon was integral in payouts during the bounty scandal.

  18. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2012 12:41 PM

    P.B.buckeye- Just in case you forgot this gem of an article entitled “SI Investigation reveals Eight Year Pattern of violations Under Tressel”

    –You’re welcome!

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/magazine/05/30/jim.tressel/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a1

  19. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 1:12 PM

    Jimmy….. NONE , I repeat NONE of those allegations was ever proven. No evidence, just allegations. Nice try though…. SI Used “un-named” sources who would not talk to law enforcement or the NCAA. Basically, SI paid alot of people to tell a story that had very little truth to it… and YOU are welcome.

  20. jimmy53 says: Aug 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    “none of those allegations were proven” LOL!!

    –Well, don’t you sound like a PSU fan. The motto of the guilty You also realize that as of right now all of the UM arguments are heresay and unproven. You’re right, everyone’s in a big conspiracy against you–what a joke!

    Oh, and as for Meyer (this one’s from ESPN)–here’s a good read on his mental stability–but you know it’s probably a Big Mean conspiracy against your team! What a laugh. Count em–that’s two reputable sources to your “they’re all against us” routine.

    http://www.onlygators.com/08/08/2012/meyers-motivation-priorities-changed-at-florida/

  21. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 1:55 PM

    SI and ESPN create the story of the day and hammer it home for ratings. Look at what they missed– amazing most people dont know about any of these. Did ESPN ever mention Bama and LSU were both on probation for MAJOR violations during the fake national championship game last year (Ok St. got robbed)??? And to confirm, read the final report from the NCAA, NONE of the SI allegations was ever proven to any shred of truth– NCAA looked at them. No cars, no money, no drugs, etc… just some guys selling their own stuff for a few dollars and discounts to get tattoos–stupid. The biggest mistake was not benching their asses from the beginning…

    http://www.buckeyehousecall.com/2012-articles/march/ncaa-violations-ohio-state-v-the-field.html

  22. bigdinla says: Aug 8, 2012 3:14 PM

    Actually Alabama is not on probation. Trying to compare the textbook “scandal” to the complete lack
    Of institutional control at OSU is ridiculous! Look at his history; Saban runs a clean house. At least as clean as any big time FBS school will ever be. Everyone knows that it is impossible to watch all boosters 24/7.

  23. palmbeachbuckeye says: Aug 8, 2012 4:29 PM

    Bama on Probation thru 2012…. and OSU has run one of the cleanest programs in NcAA history. http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/15508830

  24. steeler1nation says: Aug 8, 2012 11:08 PM

    @UCF (butt) pirate: you have room to talk….BOTH your football & basketball teams are on probation with postseason ban sanctions. Did you not know that? p.s.: good luck in Columbus next month, you’re gonna cry when you see the final score.

    @Jimmy5: Wrong, you’re wrong about Meyer, and just a jealous/bitter hater.

    @palmbeachbuckeye: keep fighting the good fight, brother. don’t let these clowns get you down; they’re all just jealous that they don’t have Urban as their head coach.

  25. steeler1nation says: Aug 8, 2012 11:10 PM

    @Jimmy53:
    Jim Tressel was a great coach, but an even better man. I can guarantee you that, you fat f*ck.

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