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Miami cuts ties with Dyron Dye

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The past couple of years have been eventful for Miami’s Dyron Dye. However, his time with the Hurricanes has come to a sudden end.

The school announced on Monday that Dye, the lone remaining UM player with ties to former booster Nevin Shapiro, is no longer with the program.

“The University of Miami has informed football player Dyron Dye that he will no longer be a member of the Miami football program,” the school said in a statement. “Given the totality of the circumstances and unresolved issues regarding the NCAA investigation, the University has decided to move ahead.”

The school is still waiting for a ruling from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. Shapiro previously alleged — numerous times — that he provided a number of players with impermissible benefits. Dye, who has bounced back and forth between tight end and defensive line, allegedly received meals and access to strip clubs.

In June, Dye filed an incident report with the Coral Gables police department in which it was alleged that an NCAA investigator had “coerced” Dye into making statements that benefited The Association’s case against the Hurricanes. However, the attempt to hold the NCAA accountable for what Dye felt were shady investigating tactics ultimately fell short and no charges were brought. Prior to that, Dye had met with the NCAA on three separate occasions.

All of that, according to Darren Heitner, Dye’s attorney, resulted in the senior being too much of a distraction for the program.

“The team decided that it doesn’t want Dyron to be a member because they determined he would be too much of a distraction,” Heitner said to the Associated Press. “The one nice thing is that it won’t affect his aid. But as far as his future playing for the University of Miami, that door’s closed.”

However, via the Miami Herald, Dye still has a scholarship to complete his degree.

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16 Responses to “Miami cuts ties with Dyron Dye”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Aug 19, 2013 8:54 PM

    Thug U

  2. teedraper says: Aug 19, 2013 9:01 PM

    Miami still scape goating kids still due to the actions of adults!

  3. fnc111 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:03 PM

    It’s all about the U.

  4. mcjon22 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:21 PM

    “Dyron, we read the transcript of your interview…How could you? You told them the truth. That’s not what we do here. We’re gonna have to let you go”

    Da U

  5. be4bama says: Aug 19, 2013 9:47 PM

    Personally I feel sorry for the Canes. The NCAA has been picking on them like they’re redheaded stepchildren. If the NCAA doesn’t have anything to bring sanctations by now there must be nothing to see.

  6. necr0philia says: Aug 19, 2013 9:51 PM

    @ Bama with comments like yours shows why I have total respect for you and your school! Most people get on here and Rag a school like they have never done wrong. Go Canes!

  7. irishdodger says: Aug 19, 2013 10:54 PM

    I like the fact that he can still finish his degree with aid from the university. Most fans don’t realize the U is a private institution. They coulda kicked the kid to the curb but are still supporting him academically. I doubt most schools would do that.

  8. jimmy53 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:14 PM

    funny that they didn’t cut him from the team until AFTER he had what was most likely a season ending injury a few weeks ago. As soon as they found out that he couldn’t help them this season they decide to use him as a pawn.

    S. C. U. of M. The depths that program sinks to is just disgusting.

  9. soflosportsfan says: Aug 20, 2013 12:24 AM

    Do me a favor you UM haters, if you are going to continue to call us “thug U” and “scUM” please reference our dominance of the 80’s and early 90’s that accompanied those monikers. Also, if you want to play the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately card, yes our record on the field is pathetic but our player arrest records are amongst the best in nation in the past 6-7 years. So keep calling us thug U it only shows how jealous you are of THE U brand.

  10. necr0philia says: Aug 20, 2013 3:07 AM

    ^^^^^^ What he said!! ^^^^^^


  11. raiderufan says: Aug 20, 2013 7:42 AM

    We are looking at a total of 12 games played and 4 catches leaving the team people…I hate to break it to you Jimmy but we did him a favor.

    I know, I know…”but it’s the U, they’re evil”…I get it.

    Truth is this kid brings 4 career catches over 12 games to the table. If he wasn’t released he most likely wouldn’t have had a role on the team. So whether he sits on the bench, gets an education and doesn’t play for us or he get’s an education, doesn’t play for us and has the option to play somewhere else it doesn’t really seem like he got screwed at all.

    The distraction compared to the production just isn’t/wasn’t worth it. Sometimes (I know it’s hard to believe) the worst possible scenario isn’t playing out. Sometimes, the right thing for program and player is being done. Shocking, I know, but true!

  12. atxcane says: Aug 20, 2013 8:26 AM


    Whaaa??? That has to be the biggest comment fail I’ve read on this site. Literally nothing you posted was factually accurate.

    Dye tore his Achilles MONTHS ago, in Spring ball. He was just medically cleared 2 days ago, meaning he COULD play ball and help the team.

    Don’t blame Miami, blame the NCAA. They’re the ones sitting there saying “well, we still haven’t decided after 3 months if he’s eligible…but if you play him and we determine he wasn’t eligible, we’re going to take it out on you!”

  13. chachooga says: Aug 20, 2013 9:51 AM


    that last blurb of your post really sums up all of the insanity!!!!

  14. canehouse says: Aug 20, 2013 9:55 AM

    you haters are throwing rocks at a glass house…

    if you think ur precious little programs aren’t cutting corners and dodging bullets everyday… you have to be plain numb.

    Otherwise… I have a feeling many of you are lily white boys that have real issues with our kids.

  15. imaduffer says: Aug 20, 2013 10:49 AM


    Get with the times, we are not lily white boys, we are crackers.

  16. thegamecocker says: Aug 21, 2013 9:38 PM

    Miami is a pariah school and is indeed the embodiment of what the term “THUG U” stands for. We can go back to your drug peddling WR Irvin; or your murderer Ray Lewis and his posse. And of course who can forget your “legendary AD, the deceased Paul Dee”. Satan as I refer to him for what he did to Southern Cal. Miami is getting everything it deserves in spades. And your wicked witch of the South, Donna Shalalala with pictures of her and Nevin…..While Dyron Dye is also a punk and thug, at least he told the truth to the NCAA. I hope they continue to take their time cleaning up this mess referred to as the u……not deserving of upper case.

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