CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami linebacker Ramon Buchanan is facing felony counts of resisting arrest with violence and battery, as well as three other misdemeanor charges after being arrested last week.
He has been suspended indefinitely by Hurricanes coach Al Golden. The Palm Beach Post first reported details of the arrest and suspension.
The charges against Buchanan were filed in Miami-Dade County Court on Friday. Buchanan was released pending an April 18 hearing.
Golden called the incident “out of character.” A Miami police spokeswoman said the arrest report was not available late Monday.
Court records show Buchanan also faces misdemeanor charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
Buchanan had 54 tackles in 13 games for Miami last season.
Veteran LB transfers to Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Clemson linebacker Brandon Maye says he will transfer to Mississippi State to play his final season.
A three-year starter at Clemson, Maye says he is transferring to be closer to his home in Mobile, Ala., and also to enroll in Mississippi State’s sports administration graduate program. Maye is expected to complete his undergraduate degree in sociology in May.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound senior says he will ask the NCAA to waive a one-year residency requirement because he is enrolling in a graduate program. If he is eligible, Maye could immediately help a Bulldogs’ defense that is trying to replace all three starters from last season.
Maye made 43 tackles last season for the Tigers.
Notre Dame suspends WR Floyd after DUI charge
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame suspended star wide receiver Michael Floyd indefinitely Monday, a day after he was cited for drunken driving and authorities said his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
Coach Brian Kelly said the suspension will not be lifted until Floyd changes his behavior and both the legal and university discipline procedures run their course.
It was Floyd’s third run-in with the law over alcohol since 2009.
Floyd, who is considered Notre Dame’s best offensive player, apologized and said he accepted the punishment.
Floyd was driving a white Cadillac at 3:18 a.m. Sunday when he ran a stop sign about a block from the school’s main entrance, according to a probable cause affidavit from St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels filed Monday.
Floyd failed three sobriety tests that consisted of a standing on one leg, walking and turning around, and a finger count, Daniels said. The breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, well above Indiana’s legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.
Floyd was booked into the county jail in South Bend at 4:06 a.m. Sunday and was released about seven hours later on $500 bond, Sheriff’s Sgt. William Redman said.
Alabama safety Barron charged with misdemeanor
MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama safety Mark Barron was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor charge.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday on its website that Barron was booked on the charge. His bond was listed at $500.
No additional details were available, and it could not immediately be determined if Barron had an attorney.
Alabama coach Nick Saban was still gathering information and had no immediate comment, spokesman Jeff Purinton said.
The arrest comes as the football team is set to begin spring practice Monday.
Barron led the team with 75 tackles last season. He has been rehabilitating from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in November.
Florida’s Jenkins pleads to marijuana charge
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins has accepted a plea deal on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
The State Attorney’s Office agreed to withhold adjudication and ordered Jenkins to pay $316 in various court costs and fines Friday.
Jenkins, considered one of the top cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference, was arrested in a Gainesville nightclub in January. Gainesville Police officers said they spotted Jenkins in a public bathroom rolling a marijuana cigarette. Jenkins was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. He was released after signing a notice to appear in court.
It was the football program’s first arrest under new coach Will Muschamp, who said he would handle the matter internally.
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