Armstrong incident unfortunate

There have been several rumors out there but little if any confirmation as to what exactly former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong did to get himself kicked off the team. It's even unclear as to who made the decision -- the university or coach Al Golden.

All I know is what a source told me -- that Armstrong violated policy and that he hasn't had a locker or been with the team since the end of June. He wasn't enrolled in the second summer session with the rest of the team.

He also had a heckuva spring. After being suspended by the NCAA for the first four games of 2011 for accepting impermissible benefits from a booster, Armstrong did a complete 180 in January. He bought into every aspect of the program. He dedicated himself to the weight room before the spring semester even started. It paid off. Armstrong ended the spring as the top free safety on the depth chart.

This is unfortunate for Miami and for Armstrong, who was one of the Canes' top recruits in 2009. He never quite lived up to that hype, but the way his Canes career ended was still a waste of talent, and right now, Miami needs all the help it can get after losing 12 starters from last year's team.