Miami dismisses Courtel Jenkins for violation of team rules

Mark Richt continues to take a hard stance against players who step out of line at the University of Miami. Determined to bring “The U” back to prominence, but without the “thug” image associated with the programs reign of dominance, he has dismissed a defensive cornerstone from the program. Today, defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins was dismissed from the team for “violation of team rules”

BREAKING: @CanesFootball defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins "dismissed from football program for violation of team rules.''

— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) February 3, 2017

Jenkins was expected to be a key contributor in what those around the program expect to be a top 10 defense this season. With Jenkins now gone, it leaves a big hole up the middle and Miami will be liable against the run.

Jenkins isn’t new to trouble, either. After being whistled for a personal foul in Miami’s 51-28 win over Pittsburgh this past season, the coaching staff decided he wouldn’t make the trip with the team for its game against Virginia. He was reportedly considering a transfer from the University, though Richt said he was never approached by Jenkins on the subject.

Jenkins finishes his career at the University of Miami with 54 tackles and 2.5 sacks.