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Ray-Ray Armstrong given the Golden boot from Miami

Rumors churning their way through the rumor mill over the past couple of weeks have officially come to fruition. Senior Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong is no longer part of the Miami football team, per a school release this morning.

“Armstrong can continue to be enrolled as a scholarship student at UM to complete his degree or the University will grant him a full release should he elect to transfer to another institution,” the release stated. reported Armstrong was perhaps on his way out a few weeks back, though details were sketchy and it was never confirmed.

Armstrong has been in and out of Al Golden‘s doghouse for a while now. Last fall, he was one of several UM players ruled ineligible -- specifically, Armstrong was suspended four games -- for receiving benefits from former booster Nevin Shapiro. He was later suspended one game in November for a questionable tweet about dinner with a representative with a PR firm.

Heading into 2012, Armstrong was arguably the best player the Hurricanes had in their secondary. It’s a big loss, but Golden obviously had enough of, well, whatever it was with Armstrong.