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Armstrong Dismissed From Miami

The University of Miami has dismissed senior safety Ray Ray Armstrong from the football team.

In an official statement, the University of Miami said: "The University of Miami has dismissed senior Ray-Ray Armstrong from the football team. 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."

Rumors had been swirling recently that Armstrong had been suspended indefinitely from the team. InsideTheU.com first reported the reason for Armstrong's suspension was due to interaction with a booster via Twitter.

Armstrong had been in hot water before for a similar offense last season as he was suspended for one game during the season for sending a tweet out about being with a personal relations representative, who represents professional players.

Armstrong was also suspended by the NCAA at the beginning of the year for four games due to his involvement with former UM booster Nevin Shapiro.

InsideTheU.com has learned that Armstrong was nearly dismissed following the 2011 season, but he was given one more chance after coach Al Golden met with Armstrong and his parents.

The message to change his act appeared to sink in this past spring as many of the Miami coaches and players praised Armstrong for a change in attitude, but with Armstrong on thin ice following the offseason meeting with Golden, the recent tweet concerning a booster was the final straw.

Armstrong arrived at Miami in 2009 as the most heralded member of his recruiting class. He finished his UM career with 134 tackles and four interceptions.

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