Former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has decided it’s better to let things end as they did with the Hurricanes.
Armstrong, booted from the team last month for unspecified reasons, was intending to file an injunction against the school that would allow him practice with Miami until the NCAA determines if he violated any bylaws. It’s believed, although never confirmed, that Armstrong was dismissed from the team after he took to Twitter discussing an interaction he had with a booster.
Armstrong’s attorney said in a statement earlier this month that the school, currently under investigation by the NCAA, was using Armstrong as a “sacrificial lamb.”
“Why should Ray-Ray’s draft status be affected?” Armstrong’s attorney, Matt Morgan, asked in the statement. “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?”
Yet, Armstrong will attend NAIA member Faulkner College in Alabama — not an NCAA school — in addition to dropping the injunction.
Armstrong was suspended four games last season for receiving benefits from booster Nevin Shapiro, but has not been suspended by the NCAA since despite multiple instances where impermissible benefits may have been received by Armstrong.
“Despite the existence of several potential merit based claims against the University of Miami, Ray-Ray has decided to continue his education and college football career with another program that has welcomed him like family,” Morgan said in an statement.