Four-star wide receiver Sam Bruce, a prized signee in Miami's 2016 recruiting class, is facing a possible suspension for posting a photo of himself "brandishing a gun," according to a report from The Miami Herald.
The suspension would be a one or two-game ban, according to the Herald. The photo cited was the reason Bruce had to withdraw from St. Thomas Aquinas in February.
Per the Herald's Barry Jackson:
Bruce made the photo of himself with the weapon because of a dispute with a former Aquinas male student, a dispute centered around Bruce’s ex-girlfriend. A source said the photo ended up in the hands of the former student, who then called police and Aquinas. No charges were ever filed.
It’s always possible Richt could change his mind and decide not to suspend Bruce if his behavior is exemplary in August; neither I nor Peter nor anyone has a crystal ball and can predict if a coach will have a change of heart.
But a UM source with direct knowledge said Tuesday the university’s full intention at this point is to be suspend Bruce for two games to start the season because there is an expectation of how Hurricanes players should represent themselves and that there should be consequences for their actions.
Miami's first two games are home contests against Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic. If Bruce is out for those games, he'll make his collegiate debut against Appalachian State on Sept. 17.