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Dyron Dye off of Miami football roster

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Dyron Dye is no longer on the Miami Hurricanes' roster.

The school released a statement Monday saying that Dye is no longer a member of the team. Dye had injured his right Achilles' tendon in spring practice and his readiness for the season was in doubt. That's not a question any longer.

'The University of Miami has informed football player Dyron Dye that he will no longer be a member of the Miami football program,'' a statement from Miami said. ''Given the totality of the circumstances and unresolved issues regarding the NCAA investigation, the University has decided to move ahead.''

Darren Heitner, Dye's attorney, told the Associated Press that the decision does not affect Dye's tuition aid. In the NCAA's notice of allegations against the Miami program, Dye and two other recruits were provided lodging and meals by former Miami assistants Aubrey Hill and Clint Hurtt that would be in violation of NCAA rules. Dye is also one of 38 who allegedly partied at former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro's house against NCAA rules.

Dye met with the NCAA three times during the NCAA's investigation of the Miami football program. In May, he met with them to discuss differing comments he made in a meeting and then in a statement about Hill.

In that statement, Dye said he "felt compelled to testify in a manner that would be consistent with the manner in which ... Johanningmeier was directing me in order to keep my eligibility." Johanningmeier is Rich Johanningmeier, an NCAA investigator who is now retired.

Dye played both defensive end and tight end during his 24 game Miami career and had four catches for 48 yards last season on offense.
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