Miami defensive back Jamal Carter has been suspended for the Hurricanes Sun Bowl matchup with Washington State on Dec. 26 as a result of violating team rules.

Per the Miami Herald:

University of Miami Football junior safety Jamal Carter has been suspended for a violation of team rules and will not participate in the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl.

Carter will be sent home from the bowl and will not take part in any further bowl activities this week.

Carter, who has been working to rehabilitate a hamstring injury, was a hard-hitting, hard-playing safety, and his absence will hurt. He played in 12 games this season and had a career-best 48 tackles. He had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

He is ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with only one start against UNC. The Canes still have senior Deon Bush, senior Dallas Crawford and Junior Rayshawn Jenkins as veteran safeties. They also have freshman Jaquan Johnson, likely a future star out of Miami Killian High.

Carter, a junior, has participated in all 12 of Miami's games this season and tallied 48 tackles and one interception.

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