Star wide receiver Stacy Coley has not been made available to the media since Miami opened summer camp Aug. 4, and now we know why. Reportedly.
According to the Miami Herald, an investigation into Miami football players’ involvement with a luxury car rental agency has been expanded to include Coley. Also under investigation are star defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebackers Jermaine Grace and Juwon Young; the latter has been indefinitely suspended by the football program and reportedly won’t return to the team because he wasn’t forthcoming in the initial stages of the school’s investigation.
The Herald writes that the investigation involves “players who might have used cars from a South Beach luxury car rental agency, in exchange for future promises.”
At this point, the NCAA is not involved. However, if the university uncovers any violations, they will forward those to The Association.
The Hurricanes are already bracing themselves for the potential losses of Coley, Muhammad and Grace early on this season.
UM football has been prepared to be w/out Coley, AQM, Grace for 1-3 games BUT no determination made yet. Resolution expected soon.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) August 20, 2016
The U will face Florida A&M, FAU and Appalachian State the first three games of the season.
Coley was second on the Hurricanes last season in receptions (47), yards (689) and receiving touchdowns (4). He opted to pass on the NFL draft to return for his senior season this year.