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‘Canes suspend LB Eddie Johnson

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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.

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12 Responses to “‘Canes suspend LB Eddie Johnson”
  1. canehouse says: Feb 8, 2013 3:29 PM

    say what you will… but Coach Golden will not hestitate to suspend if one of his players screws up.

  2. senorpapino says: Feb 8, 2013 3:31 PM

    Uh oh, must be the first in 10,000 to test positive for steroids.

  3. be4bama says: Feb 8, 2013 3:33 PM

    And the tradition continues….

  4. taylormade311 says: Feb 8, 2013 3:50 PM

    Really wish Eddie kept in-line he was probably our second best linebacker Al dosen’t tolerate nonsense.

  5. mhalt99 says: Feb 8, 2013 3:54 PM

    he had a note from Paul Dee saying whatever he did was ok……..

    oh, wait, isn’t ole Paul rotting in hell right about now?

  6. DicksSportingWoods says: Feb 8, 2013 3:58 PM

    It’s clearly Urban Meyer’s fault.

  7. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Feb 8, 2013 7:36 PM

    Looks like Ray Lewis Jr. Will fit right in at the U

  8. chachooga says: Feb 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    @ravenseattheirownpoop

    huge Canes fan….but I just had to retype your screen name….that is really funny!

  9. palmbeachbuckeye says: Feb 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    I’ll bet Al Golden is really, really glad he took the Miami job……

  10. be4bama says: Feb 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    The U of Swag

  11. cbass59 says: Feb 8, 2013 11:21 PM

    Did Nevin Shapiro approve this?

  12. kozbee says: Feb 8, 2013 11:44 PM

    Chain & Barbwire,one day he will be fimilar with when he does do time.Miami finest.

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