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Ray-Ray Armstrong won’t pursue injunction against Miami after all

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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.

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4 Responses to “Ray-Ray Armstrong won’t pursue injunction against Miami after all”
  1. raysfan1 says: Aug 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    An excellent question by Armstrong’s attorney. He should be asking the NCAA that question. Scholarships are never guaranteed, soifhe violated a team rule, Armstronghas no leg to stand on with Miami. However, if he is still eligible, it is unfair that he cannot transfer without having to sit out a year or moving down a level. Perhaps he did do something to jeopardize his eligibility and thus went to an NAIA school.

  2. 35longmiles says: Aug 14, 2012 5:59 AM

    It was all just posturing by his attorney. They had nothing and he is a jackass. UM’s secondary will be an absolute sieve in 2012.

    A sacrificial lamb? That is when you sacrifice someone who is innocent, hence “lamb.” Ray-Ray is a rudderless loser who never saw an NCAA violation that he didn’t like.

    What kind of brain dead parents hyphenate their son’s first name anyway? Stupid people abound around this guy.

    Let me kick of the torrent of dislikes by disliking my own comment in hopes that we can reach at least 30 by days end. Cane dummies…and….GO!

  3. steeler1nation says: Aug 14, 2012 11:20 AM

    Miami = Thug U.!
    Hammer them already, NCAA!
    PSU deserved the death penalty — & Miami deserves a 1 year death penalty/3 year postseason ban/36 scholly reduction

  4. poppyitis says: Aug 14, 2012 8:10 PM

    I like the . sit out a year if you transfer rule’. Without i t college football would be like Chinese checkers. You can go anywhere , anytime for any reason. I also like the ‘no pay’ for college sports, These k ids are already receiving some 20-30 thousand a year.

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