The University of Miami has reported that Dyron Dye will no longer be listed on Miami’s football roster.
University of Miami told Dyron Dye today that his presence on the team would be a distraction. Miami "has decided to move ahead."
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 19, 2013
In what comes as a surprise, Tim Reynolds stated via Twitter that Dye’s “presence on the team would be a distraction” and “UM has decided to move ahead.”
The NCAA met with Dye three times in regards to his connection to former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. Dye was suspended for the first four games of the 2011 season for allegedly receiving impermissible benefits during his recruitment to UM. Dye is said to have taken approximately $738.
Dye bounced around from position to position while at UM, eventually landing on the defensive line in 2012 where he saw action in 12 games for the Hurricanes. After suffering an Achilles injury during Miami’s first scrimmage of the spring, Dye underwent surgery and his status for the 2013 season was up in the air.
As Dye’s days as a Miami Hurricane come to an end, Reynolds posted:
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 team decided that it doesn’t want Dyron to be a member because they determined he would be too much of a distraction,” said Darren Heitner, Dye’s attorney. “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.”
Dye was waiting to hear back from the Committee on Infractions to issue a decision on his involvement with Shapiro. Apparently his waiting was just enough to get him removed from the team.