In mid-November of last year, linebacker Eddie Johnson was suspended for two games by Miami head coach Al Golden for unspecified violations of team rules.
Three months later, Johnson finds himself in a similar punitive boat, although this time around his future with the program is very much up in the air.
Golden confirmed to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that Johnson has been suspended indefinitely for, again, violating unspecified team rules. The coach said that an “accumulation of undisclosed issues” led to Johnson’s latest punishment.
As for his status for the 2013 season, Golden would only say that he’s “hopeful” for a return.
If Johnson is unable to get himself together off the field, it would be a significant loss for the Hurricanes’ defense on it. Despite missing playing time, Johnson led the team in tackles for loss with 7.5 and finished fourth in tackles with 59. He started eight of the 10 games in which he played as a redshirt freshman.