MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Stephen Morris #17 is lifted by Seantrel Henderson #77 of the Miami Hurricanes after throwing the winning touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins on Novembber 6, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated Maryland 26-20. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Two sources close to the University of Miami football team have confirmed the InsidetheU.com report that Hurricanes Offensive Lineman Seantrel Henderson has been suspended for the season opener against Maryland.
NBC Miami has learned that five other UM players are also suspended, including Running Back Storm Johnson and Linebacker Kelvin Cain, Defensive Back Keion Payne, Defensive Lineman Dyron Dye, and Defensive Back Devont'a Davis. The suspensions are not academic related, as suggested by previous reports, but rather the six players broke team rules.
We contacted the University Miami's Media Relations director, who told us Al Golden is on vacation and could not be reached for comment and that they would neither confirm nor deny the suspensions.
Henderson was also reportedly considering transferring, but Golden and Henderson's father said that's not true.
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