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Miami player files report with police, saying NCAA coerced him into answers for investigation

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Miami defensive end Dyron Dye (USA Today Sports Images)

Miami defensive end Dyron Dye had a problem with the NCAA, so he decided to go to the local police department and file a complaint.

Can't say that's a response we've heard of too often.

Dye's allegations to the Coral Gables Police Department will go even further towards making the pro-Miami crowd believe that the NCAA's investigation into the Hurricanes has been severely tainted.

According to the Miami Herald, Dye and his attorney filed an incident report claiming NCAA investigator Rich Johanningmeier "coerced" Dye into certain answers to confirm incriminating evidence in the NCAA's investigation.

Although Dye was short on specifics, he said he felt intimidated by Johanningmeier and that Johanninghmeier threatened his football eligibility if he didn't cooperate, the Miami Herald said citing the incident report. Other players said they felt Johanningmeier was trying to intimidate them, the Herald said.

The report said the NCAA met with Dye last week to discuss inconsistencies in his interviews and in an affidavit he wrote on behalf of former UM assistant coach Aubrey Hill. Hill has been charged with unethical conduct by the NCAA. Yahoo! Sports reported that Nevin Shapiro claimed Hill was present when the booster had impermissible contact with three recruits in 2008. The Miami Herald report said Dye could now be charged with an unethical conduct violation, which could result in a suspension or him being ruled ineligible.

The Miami-NCAA case keeps getting weirder with every step, and now we have a player going to the local police to file his grievances with the NCAA. And the case should get more explosive from here.

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