August 1, 2006

Coker suspends four for game against Seminoles

An already tumultuous offseason got even more hectic for the Miami Hurricanes today with the announcement by coach Larry Coker that four players are suspended for the season-opener against Florida State.

Receiver Ryan Moore is suspended for the first two games; tailback Tyrone Moss, linebacker James Bryant and DB/WR Rashaun Jones are suspended for the season-opener.

Moore and Moss could have conceivably started vs. the Seminoles.

Moore also was suspended for last year's Peach Bowl, and Coker said his current suspension is related to that suspension.

"They're [all] suspended for violation of team policy," Coker said. "That's all I'll say about that. Sometimes as a head football coach you have to do things that are not pleasant."

Coker made clear this is purely a football suspension. It was not related to academics.

"It comes down to me," Coker said.

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