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Monday, August 13, 2012
Ray-Ray Armstrong drops legal plans

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Attorneys for former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong said he and his family have dropped plans to pursue legal action against the university after he was dismissed from the football team, and Armstrong has decided he will play football at a small school this season.

Armstrong's father, Albert Armstrong, says his son will play this year at Faulkner College in Alabama, an NAIA school.

Armstrong couldn't go to any NCAA school because he was told he was ineligible, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

According to his lawyers, Armstrong was dismissed from Miami's team after several incidents, including questions over who paid for a dinner with his girlfriend, who worked for a sports public relations firm, and a hotel room. Also, in at least two instances, Armstrong's use of social media led to questions from the school, as did his alleged receipt of a sports jersey.

Armstrong's attorneys had alleged he was dismissed without due process from the NCAA. He considered filing suit to retain the ability to practice with Miami while he appealed his dismissal.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad was used in this report.