The University of Miami announced Friday afternoon that it dismissed defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins from the football program.READ MORE: Inter Miami CF Unveils 'La Palma' 2021 Secondary Jersey, As Team Gets Ready For 2021 MLS Season
According to the statement released by the school, Jenkins was dismissed for a “violation of team rules”.
Jenkins, who played three seasons with the Canes, had a middling year in 2016. He appeared in 10 games and recorded 11 total tackles. His biggest moment of the season may have been a quarterback sack he recorded during Miami’s 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletics Bowl.READ MORE: Precautionary Boil Water Notice In Effect For Section Of Victoria Park
One glaring issue for Jenkins this season was his propensity to pick up personal foul penalties. He earned three throughout the 2016 season; perpetuating a trend of behavior that Jenkins dealt with all the back to the 2015 season – when he was suspended for Miami’s appearance in the Sun Bowl, for “academic reasons”.
In his three-year collegiate career, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Jenkins racked up 54 tackles and 2.5 sacks.MORE NEWS: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
Miami shouldn’t flinch because of Jenkins’ absence. Junior defensive tackles R.J. McIntosh and Kendrick Norton should be the incumbent starters on the interior of UM’s D-line in 2017 while senior Anthony Moten and redshirt junior Gerald Willis will be next up in the rotation.