Miami will be without its leading touchdown receiver in the Jan. 2 Orange Bowl following suspension of wide receiver Andre Brown for an undisclosed violation of team rules, said a statement from the team.
"Andre Brown has been suspended for a violation of team policy," Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson said in a statement released Wednesday."As is the case with any internal disciplinary action within our team, the details surrounding the suspension will remain confidential," the statement read.
After the conclusion of the regular season Dec. 5, the Hurricanes took drug tests required by the National Collegiate Athletic Assocation. Under university policy, results of the tests are not released to the public, said Larry Wahl, associate athletic director for communications.
Prior to last year's Orange Bowl game against Oklahoma, Miami linebacker George Mira Jr. and offensive tackle John O'Neill were ruled ineligible for flunking drug tests. Miami won the game 20-14 for the national championship.
Johnson was out of town on a recruiting trip and unavailable for additional comment. Miami players began their Christmas break Tuesday, and Brown, 22, of Chicago, could not be reached for comment.
The suspension means the end of Brown's career with Miami; he is a senior. He had a team-high eight touchdown receptions. Sophomore Randal Hill will replace Brown.