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Hurricanes’ N’Kosi Perry won’t play in season opener due to ‘violation of team rules’

Miami Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry practices at UM’s training facility on Aug. 29, 2018.
Miami Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry practices at UM’s training facility on Aug. 29, 2018. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

Backup quarterback N’Kosi Perry will not be playing in the Hurricanes’ season opener against LSU due to “a violation of team rules,” the University of Miami announced Saturday.

“We took some disciplinary action with N’Kosi, but he has since responded well and made some positive changes,” head coach Mark Richt said in a news release. “He is in good standing going forward and we look forward to seeing him dress for our home opener, and through the rest of the season.”

Perry will not travel with the team to Arlington, Texas, for their Sunday night game. The reason behind the disciplinary action is unknown.

Perry, a redshirt freshman who has not yet played in college, was listed on the depth chart this week as a co-backup with Cade Weldon.

The starting quarterback for the LSU opener is redshirt senior Malik Rosier.

UM’s home opener is Sept. 8 against Savannah State.

University of Miami quarterbacks Malik Rosier (12), N'Kosi Perry (5), Jarren Williams(15), Ryan Rizk (17) and Cade Weldon (16) participate in the team's first practice of the 2018 season at the Greentree Fields on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

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