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Hurricanes safety Jamal Carter suspended for Sun Bowl

Junior from Homestead will be sent home from Texas

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The University of Miami football team will be down a veteran defensive player in its bowl game.

Team spokesman Tom Symonds said in a statement Tuesday that junior safety Jamal Carter has been suspended for a violation of team rules and will not play in the Sun Bowl.

The Hurricanes (8-4) are currently in El Paso, Texas, preparing for Saturday's game against Washington State (8-4).

Symonds said Carter will be sent home and will not take part in any further bowl activities this week.

The former Miami Southridge Senior High School star from Homestead played in all 12 games this year. Despite starting just one game, Carter ranks fifth on the team with 48 tackles. He also has an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to his credit.