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Miami linebacker Eddie Johnson 'suspended indefinitely'

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09:10 AM ET 02.09 | Miami linebacker Eddie Johnson is "suspended indefinitely" for an accumulation of undisclosed issues, coach Al Golden told me. Asked if he would play for the team in 2013, Golden said he is "hopeful" but preferred not to discuss it further. Johnson needs to starting behaving maturely, because UM needs his speed and skill set, especially after parting ways with Gionni Paul and losing senior Ramon Buchanan. Johnson -- who was fourth on UM's defense with 59 tackles, including a team-high 7.5 for loss, plus three forced fumbles -- was left home for the Virginia and Duke games last November for violating team rules, prompting Golden to say at the time: "I'm disappointed he's not doing the things he needs to do." Tardiness was believed to be an issue.

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February 9, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Sounds like this young man is about to squander an opportunity of a lifetime. A college education and a major role on the team's defense, and he can't be on time? What is he thinking?

February 9, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like this young man is about to squander an opportunity of a lifetime. A college education and a major role on the team's defense, and he can't be on time? What is he thinking?

Suspended indefinitely means he'll miss the spring game and the Florida Atlantic game. He'll be reinstated Sept. 1st just in time to get some practice reps for the Florida game.

February 9, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Looks like "The U" is back.

February 9, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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Suspended indefinitely means he'll miss the spring game and the Florida Atlantic game. He'll be reinstated Sept. 1st just in time to get some practice reps for the Florida game.

LOL, yeah Dr, suspend the kid for the Florida Atlantic game and then reinstate him on Sept. 1st just in time to get some practice reps for the Florida game!!!! You are right on, my friend!!!! :-)

February 9, 2013  11:20 AM ET

There are a lot of temptations in Miami...

February 9, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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LOL, yeah Dr, suspend the kid for the Florida Atlantic game and then reinstate him on Sept. 1st just in time to get some practice reps for the Florida game!!!! You are right on, my friend!!!! :-)

Call me cynical, but I've watched OU and aTm do this over the years. I'm sure they could say the same thing about us.

February 9, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Call me cynical, but I've watched OU and aTm do this over the years. I'm sure they could say the same thing about us.

Yeah, I'm sure the 12 PAC does the same thing!!!!

February 9, 2013  12:39 PM ET

Suspended indefinitly at the "ewe". Must have commited murder then.

February 10, 2013  07:18 AM ET

This isn't news, this is the U. This is typical, always has been & & always wull be. They like this type of hype its all they can get.

February 10, 2013  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like this young man is about to squander an opportunity of a lifetime. A college education and a major role on the team's defense, and he can't be on time? What is he thinking?

Thinking was not part of it.

 
February 13, 2013  07:31 PM ET

Thank you Coach Golden for taking the actions and bad behaviors of your players seriously. Something tells me there were many issues with Eddie Johnson besides tardiness. I can only hope indefinitely becomes permanent. that is when we will start seeing real change with the "U".

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