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UM defensive tackle Michael Wyche suspended after arrest

Miami defensive lineman Michael Wyche walks off the field at the end of the first half against Florida Atlantic, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Boca Raton, Fla.
Miami defensive lineman Michael Wyche walks off the field at the end of the first half against Florida Atlantic, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Boca Raton, Fla. AP

University of Miami senior reserve defensive tackle Michael Wyche, 6-4 and 345 pounds, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday after being charged with battery of his girlfriend, according to the South Miami Police arrest report.

Wyche, 23, who has a child with his girlfriend, allegedly “pushed and threw the victim several times on the bed. The victim stated that one of the times she was pushed … he pushed her so hard against the wall” that it caused her “to hit the back off her head” against it.

Wyche, being held on $1,500 bond, will be arraigned Nov. 18 and was in custody as of Wednesday night. He has played sparingly in four game this season, with no tackles.

Wyche is from Chesapeake, Virginia, and transferred to Miami from East L.A. College.

He led Oscar Smith High School to the state football championship as a senior and was a state champion heavyweight wrestler as well.

Wyche, who has struggled to keep his weight down at UM, has had an underwhelming career. Last season he had nine tackles in 10 games, chipping in on a sack.

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