EL PASO TX - DECEMBER 30: Running back Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Ray-Ray Armstrong #26 and Micanor Regis #54 of the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Bowl on December 30 2010 in El Paso Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ray-Ray Armstrong Decides Not To Sure Miami, Enrolls In Faulkner

The University of Miami has dismissed senior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong, but now Armstrong is taking the University to court.

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Ray-Ray Armstrong Won't Take Miami To Court, According To Report

Former Miami Hurricanes safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has decided to drop any potential legal action against the University of Miami, and will instead transfer to Faulkner University, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Armstrong was dismissed from the team on July 18, which came weeks after speculation that Armstrong would be suspended. Miami's coaching staff was unhappy with the fact that Armstrong discussed "interaction with a booster via Twitter," and eventually opted to dismiss Armstrong from the team.

As recently as last week, Armstrong was considering legal action against the University of Miami that would have allowed him to continue playing with the Hurricanes.

Instead, Armstrong has decided to drop any legal action against Miami, and will play the 2012 season for Faulkner University, located in Alabama. Since Faulkner University is an NAIA school, Armstrong will be eligible to play immediately. Per Schad, Armstrong was told he would be ineligible at an NCAA school.

For the latest on the Hurricanes, check out The 7th Floor.

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Ray-Ray Armstrong Should Sue The NCAA, Not Miami

Since being dismissed from the University of Miami football team, defensive back Ray-Ray Armstrong has decided to hire a lawyer and sue the team for his dismissal. But that's not the right organization to be suing, according to one blogger. SB Nation's Bobby Wheel says that Armstrong has the opportunity to strike a serious blow to the college football hegemony of the NCAA:

So what Ray-Ray Armstrong should really allege is that the NCAA transfer limits that prohibit a player from joining another FBS team without waiting a year are an illegal restraint on trade. Considering the effect the rule will have on his draft stock, he can allege that its scope is not commensurate with the harm it seeks to prevent. And non-competes are usually given out to only the highest-level employees; it's not like the fry cook at McDonald's can't jump ship to Burger King. If Armstrong were that valuable to the University of Miami, wouldn't they pay him beyond an in-kind scholarship? Armstrong's lawyers should try to prove that the NCAA, in preventing players dismissed from FBS teams from playing for any competitor within one year of such dismissal, is acting like a plantation owner.

For more on the Hurricanes football program, visit The 7th Floor, SB Nation's Miami blog. For more on the Armstrong story, stay tuned to this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Ray-Ray Armstrong Is Taking His Dismissal From Miami To Court

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Ray-Ray Armstrong is taking to court in order to get back on the playing field. Matt Morgan, Armstrong's Orlando attorney, plans to file an injunction that would allow his client to practice with the Hurricanes while the NCAA determines whether or not he broke rules.

From the Yahoo Sports report:

"Miami made a unilateral decision to dismiss Ray-Ray without NCAA process," Morgan told ESPN. "We believe Miami is using Ray-Ray as a sacrificial lamb to the NCAA."

Armstrong was dismissed from the program in July. Earlier in the year, he was in trouble for interacting inappropriately on Twitter with a booster.

Considered one of the top defensive backs in the country, the loss of Armstrong could be a felt by the Hurricanes. He was named to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award. Miami has fewer than 10 starters returning without Armstrong.

For more on the Hurricanes football program, visit The 7th Floor, SB Nation's Miami blog. For more on the Armstrong story, stay tuned to this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Miami Hurricanes Dismiss Ray-Ray Armstrong

The University of Miami has dismissed senior defensive back Ray-Ray Armstrong. The school announced the news to the media on Wednesday morning.

Armstrong got into trouble earlier this year when he inappropriately interacted with a booster on Twitter. On June 29, InsideTheU.com reported that the incident was Armstrong suspended indefinitely. A report around that time from the Miami Herald could not confirm rumors of Armstrong's dismissal at that point in time. The school declined to comment in that report.

Losing Armstrong will be major blow to the football team's on-field fortunes this season. Considered one of the top defensive backs in the country, Armstrong was named to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award. Without Armstrong, the Hurricanes have fewer than 10 returning starters this season.

For more on the Hurricanes football program, visit The 7th Floor, SB Nation's Miami blog. For more on the Armstrong story, stay tuned to this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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