Former University of Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong will finish his football career at the NAIAs Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. that is, when he gets cleared academically.
Armstrong, a 21-year-old senior, had threatened through his attorney to file legal action against UM that would have sought an injunction to get him back on the football team after being dismissed July 18.
He is already in Alabama and had been added to the Faulkner roster until school officials took his name off the roster Monday night because his transcripts still had not been received by the admissions office. He also needs to be cleared by the NAIA eligibility center.
Hes very excited, his father, Albert Armstrong, told The Miami Herald. I was surprised to see him as excited as he is. Hes looking forward to playing football again. He sounds like a young kid ready to go.
If cleared academically, Armstrong will wear No. 8 for his new school, a private Christian university affiliated with the Church of Christ. Some of its opponents this season: Bluefield College, Point University, University of the Cumberlands and Kentucky Christian.
There will be no legal action against UM, the players Orlando-based attorney, Matt Morgan, indicated.
Morgan said in an email that he and his co-counsel believed UM acted improperly in dismissing Ray-Ray from their football program and significantly infringed upon Mr. Armstrongs due process rights. However, despite the existence of several potential merit based claims against [UM], Ray-Ray has decided to continue his education and college football career with another program that has welcomed him like a family.