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Miami AD Releases New Statement, Calls NCAA "Unfair"

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 24: Miami Hurricanes cheerleaders perform prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Villanova Wildcats in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Miami AD Blake James is not happy with the NCAA this evening. His anger is related to the organization's ruling against Miami basketball player Dewan Hernandez.

Earlier today, Hernandez was ruled ineligible for the remainder of the season for "entering into an agreement with and accepting benefits from an agent." Hernandez had missed the first 19 games of this season as the NCAA investigated his involvement with Christian Dawkins, one of three people found guilty of fraud during October's college basketball corruption trial.

Moments ago. James took to Twitter to admonish the NCAA for what he deemed an "unfair" decision.

"Based on the totality of the facts, the University is not in agreement with the decisions and interpretations of this case and made it well-known to the NCAA staff that we have many reservations about the reliability of evidence and ultimate conclusions," he wrote.

After the NCAA announced its ruling, Hernandez officially revealed he will be withdrawing from Miami and focusing on preparing for this year's NBA Draft. "I was advised of the NCAA's decision about my eligibility and am very disappointed with the outcome," Hernandez wrote. "I do not believe that the NCAA treated me fairly, and it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to withdraw from the University of Miami to prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft."

The 6-foot-11 Hernandez averaged 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season.

Miami is 9-10 overall this season and 1-6 in ACC play.