Defensive end Steven Wesley no longer on football team

University of Miami redshirt senior defensive lineman Steven Wesley will not be part of the 2010 Hurricanes squad.

Wesley, a 6-2, 250 pound pass rusher, compiled 44 tackles in his University of Miami career. Last year he was instrumental in Miami’s 33-17 victory over eventual ACC champion Georgia Tech when he recorded two tackles for a loss.

There was no clear reason why Wesley will not be part of the football team this year. Wesley attempted to clear up various rumors on his Facebook account Saturday afternoon.

“To clear all the rumors no [I’m] not academically ineligible nor did I get kicked off the team for any off the field issues,” Wesley said in his status. He went on to state, “but I [won’t] be playing football at the U next season.”

UM is extremely deep on the defensive line. Senior Allen Bailey and junior Adewale Ojomo are expected to start at defensive end while juniors Marcus Robinson and Andrew Smith as well as sophomore Olivier Vernon are expected to see ample playing time as well.

The Hurricanes begin fall training camp Aug. 5. The season opener is Sept. 2 vs. FAMU.

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