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Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Michael Wyche arrested on domestic violence charge

Hurricanes suspend 23-year-old indefinitely

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MIAMI – University of Miami defensive tackle Michael Wyche was arrested Wednesday on a domestic violence charge.

Wyche, who turned 23 Wednesday, is being held on $1,500 bond, with court records showing his arraignment is currently scheduled for Nov. 18. Wyche was also ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.

According to an arrest form, Wyche had an argument with his girlfriend of five years, who is also the mother of his child, regarding their sleeping arrangements. South Miami police officers said the argument escalated and Wyche pushed the woman several times on the bed and slammed her against a wall.

Police said the victim had minor injuries, including a bloody lip and torn clothing.

According to his Miami sports profile, Wyche made his career debut at Louisville and did not record any stats. He recorded his first two tackles against FAMU last year.

Wyche did not play in any of the last three Hurricane games. He did not have an attorney and was being assigned a public defender, according to court records.

In a statement released Wednesday, team spokesman Tom Symonds said the university's athletics department was aware of the arrest and that Wyche has been suspended indefinitely.

Wyche is from Chesapeake, Virginia, and previously attended East L.A. College.

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