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Miami Hurricane football players’ arraignments set after arrests

University of Miami offensive linemen Trevor Darling, left, and Jahair Jones
University of Miami offensive linemen Trevor Darling, left, and Jahair Jones Miami Herald file photos

Court dates have been set for two University of Miami football players who were arrested March 9 on misdemeanor charges of “resisting officer without violence.’’

Trevor Darling’s arraignment is set for Thursday in the Miami Beach Courthouse. Jahair Jones’ arraignment is set for April 11.

It’s possible that each would enter a pretrial diversion program, after which any charges would be dropped if they successfully complete the requirements. That often includes attending certain classes and doing community service.

Originally, Jones’ arrest affidavit was written incorrectly by a Miami Beach police officer, who described the situation in terms of “the defendant’’ or “the defendants’’ instead of writing in singular terms. The officer then had a pre-file conference with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, corrected the wording and Jones was again charged.

Outgoing UM linebacker Tyriq McCord, who is now training in hopes of being chosen in the NFL Draft, said he was with Darling and Jones when they were confronted by the police, and voiced his thoughts on Twitter.

Since then, both offensive linemen have been participating in spring practice, which ends April 16 with the spring game.

Kickoff specialist Jon Semerene was arrested in a separate incident after the linemen, and he was dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt.

Susan Miller Degnan: 305-376-3366, @smillerdegnan

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