Miami Hurricanes players suspended for season opener at Maryland

Harris (12) and seven other players must pay back benefits they received from a booster.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA says eight Miami players must sit out games and repay benefits in order to play for the Hurricanes again.

Starting quarterback Jacory Harris and four other players will sit out one game and make repayment.

Olivier Vernon must miss six games and repay $1,200. Ray Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye will sit out four games. Marcus Forston, Sean Spence, Adewale Ojomo and Travis Benjamin will sit out one game and make repayment.

The Hurricanes open their season in College Park with a Labor Day match-up with the Maryland Terrapins.