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Miami DT Regis suspended for Georgia Tech game

Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Micanor Regis has been suspended for Saturday's game against No. 20 Georgia Tech for a violation of team rules.

Regis punched North Carolina's Dwight Jones in the groin in last Saturday's 30-24 win over the Tar Heels,

"Micanor's actions in the North Carolina game will not be tolerated," said Hurricanes head coach Al Golden. "We expect our players to represent our program with class on and off the field, and when they do not, there are consequences. Quite honestly I'm embarrassed and I just apologized to Coach Withers and shared that sentiment. We do not teach, nor will we ever condone this type of behavior in our football program."

"I'm truly sorry for my foolish actions Saturday during the North Carolina game," said Regis. "It was hurtful, wrong and embarrassing to both football programs, to both schools and to the millions of college football fans that were watching. Specifically, I want to apologize to Dwight Jones, Coach Withers and the entire UNC football team. I am hoping and praying that you all forgive me for my actions."

Regis has 25 tackles and one sack so far this season.