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Jacory Harris, Sean Spence Among 8 'Canes Suspended by NCAA

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jacory Harris #12 of the Miami Hurricanes lays on the ground as teammate Orlando Franklin #74 looks on after being sacked by the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 23, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IAugust 30, 2011

According to CBS Sports' Chip Patterson, the NCAA has ruled that eight of the 13 Hurricanes named in the report by Yahoo! Sports were suspended for their roles in the scandal that has enveloped the University of Miami's football program.

Jacory Harris, Sean Spence, Travis Benjamin, Marcus Forston and Adwele Ojomo all have to serve one-game suspensions, plus they must repay their alleged benefits that they received from Nevin Shapiro.

Dyron Dye and Oliver Vernon were hit with four-game suspensions and Ray Ray Armstrong was hit the hardest, having to sit for six games.

More from the breaking news at CBS Sports:

"The NCAA ruled that Dye, Vernon and Armstrong all received "substantial amounts" of impermissible benefits before they became athletes at Miami, which is why their suspensions were heavier than the other five." (http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/31628173)

This comes on the heels of comments made by Harris that he expected to play in the opener, and also that he has been embroiled all summer long in a tightly-contested QB battle with sophomore Stephen Morris. 

Coach Al Golden has also stated this week that he wasn't expecting any of the above named players this week, so he had left the impression that he was working on contingency plans before he released his first depth chart.

Five other football players named in the report: Brandon McGee, JoJo Nicholas, Micanor Regis, Marcus Robinson and Vaughn Telemaque were all cleared to play by the NCAA, having found that the players received $100 or less in impermissible benefits.

More news will be posted as it becomes available.

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