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University of Miami Dismisses 2 Potential Starters From Football Program

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    University of Miami Dismisses 2 Potential Starters From Football Program
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    Al-Quadin Muhammad #98 of the Miami Hurricanes sacks Antonio Bostick #13 of the Savannah State Tigers on September 21, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

    The University of Miami has dismissed redshirt junior Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior Jermaine Grace from their football program for violating NCAA rules.

    Muhammad and Grace were part of a months-long probe that revolved around players have access to luxury rental cars. Both were expected to be starters for the Hurricanes, who open their season Sept. 3 against Florida A&M.

    The University of Miami released a statement regarding the dismissal of Muhammad and Grace:

    "The University of Miami announced today that red-shirt junior Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior Jermaine Grace have been permanently dismissed from the Hurricanes football program for violating NCAA rules.  The University will, however, continue their financial aid through graduation.  The decision was made in consultation with outside counsel and after discussions with the NCAA enforcement staff.  As no staff members or boosters were involved in the violations, the program will not be subject to sanctions and, at this time, the University deems this matter closed."

    Another linebacker, Juwon Young, was also investigated and parted ways with the team several weeks ago. He now appears on Marshall's roster.

    Miami says it will not face further NCAA sanctions related to the rental-car situation. The Hurricanes are still on probation, handed down in 2013 to resolve a massive probe surrounding the actions of a former booster who provided extra benefits to players, coaches and staff.