Ray-Ray Armstrong #26 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Miami has suspended Ray Ray Armstrong for the Florida State game for an issue related to tweets between him the owner of a SoFla PR/Representative company that referenced dinner at a very expensive Miami steakhouse. Miami is terming this a "violation of team rules."
Armstrong was previously suspended for taking impermissible benefits from Nevin Shapiro, Miami's major booster. Shapiro is currently in federal prison for running a ponzi scheme. The NCAA has yet to rule on the Miami case, and it is thought the 'Canes could get the "death penalty" for the rampant cheating and lawlessness that permeated the program for a decade.
As for the Florida State game, the impact will be felt not at safety, but at cornerback. Huh? Yes, cornerback.
Miami is now forced to move JoJo Nicolas back to safety -- the position he played while Armstrong was suspended previously. Nicolas is normally a corner, and last week he finally moved back to corner, as Armstrong had been playing well enough to allow such a move. Now Nicolas must move back to safety, and Miami will once again be forced to run out a shoddy set of cornerbacks.
Expect the 'Canes, who already play the second slowest pace in the country, to play even slower to protect a suspect defense.