Golden: Miami still deciding football eligibility



CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Al Golden says the scandal-hit Hurricanes have not finalized their depth chart for the season-opener at Maryland.

University officials are still working through the process of deciding the eligibility of 15 student-athletes implicated in an extra-benefits scandal. The investigation involves a booster who says he gave cash and gifts to players between 2002 and 2010. The NCAA has been looking into the matter for about five months.

Golden says all the players involved are able to practice with the team. None of the implicated players have been available for comment.

Golden says “we really don’t know what the future brings.” He says he expects to find out quickly if suspensions against players are warranted.

Miami opens at Maryland on Sept. 5.