Tight end Dyron Dye was the only University of Miami football player whose issues with the NCAA had not been resolved, and Miami decided it did not want to deal with those issues any longer.
Dye is no longer a part of the Miami program, multiple media outlets reported.
Dye's situation was "too much of a distraction," a source told CBSSports,com.
Dye interviewed with NCAA investigators three times regarding his involvement in the unresolved Nevin Shapiro case. Dye and his lawyer were still awaiting a final determination on Dye's college eligibility.
"The University of Miami has informed football player Dyron Dye that he will no longer be a member of the Miami football program," Miami said in a statement, according to reports. "Given the totality of the circumstances and unresolved issues regarding the NCAA investigation, the University has decided to move ahead."
Dye's lawyer, Darren Heitner, said he was "disappointed" in the school's decision, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and Heitner said Dye was "shocked."
Dye started eight games at tight end last year as a redshirt junior and had four receptions for 48 yards.