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Appalachian State students claim assault from Miami players


The Appalachian State Mountaineers hosted the Miami Hurricanes in a big game this past weekend, but it doesn’t seem like everyone had a terrific time. In fact, one student claimed that one of her classmates was assaulted by a few members of the Miami football team.

Sophie Randleman is a member of the Appalachian State color guard and she took to Facebook and claimed that another student was shoved by a few Hurricanes during their entrance onto the field.

Matt Porter of The Palm Beach Post caught the Hurricanes’ entrance on tape. You can see the team weaving in and out of the Mountaineers band formation.

Miami athletics director James Blake released a statement on the alleged incident to the Post.

“We have already followed up seeking details from both the football and administrative staffs. The University of Miami does not tolerate any kind of suggestive behavior, harassment or inappropriate conduct and we will take action if our students did engage in this type of behavior.”

This is certainly a strange situation and I am sure more information will come out on it. Head coach Mark Richt has already shown he will not tolerate behavior like this, so expect him to be swift and just with his punishment.

The Hurricanes have the week off before traveling to Atlanta to face off against Georgia Tech on Oct. 1.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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