CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami wide receiver Aldarius Johnson says the NCAA told the Hurricanes it would not restore his eligibility for what would have been his final season.
Johnson told Miami sports-talk radio station 790 The Ticket that the NCAA determined his story “wasn’t adding up” during an investigation into the actions of a former booster who claims to have provided extra benefits to 72 Hurricanes and recruits from 2002 through 2010.
Johnson acknowledged making “a bonehead mistake” by dealing with the booster, and also for some Twitter messages that got him into further trouble with coach Al Golden this season. Johnson was suspended for a violation of team rules and never played in 2011.
Johnson had 62 catches for 765 yards and four touchdowns in 32 career games at Miami.
Source: Associated Press