4
| Crime |

Arrested Hurricanes LB Ramon Buchanan Has Been Reinstated

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Ramon Buchanan, the Hurricanes linebacker who was arrested and immediately suspended from the team following an arrest on felony charges in Coconut Grove in March, has been reinstated on the team. According to the arrest report, Buchanan screamed, "I'm a UM football player and I don't give a fuck what you do. I'll get out of it. Fuck the police," during his confrontation with police.

Buchanan caused a scene in the men's bathroom at Fat Tuesdays in the Grove at 1:30 a.m. on Friday the 18th of March, and when police tried to arrest him he allegedly tried to head butt one of the officers. The 21-year-old football player was eventually pinned up against a wall but continued thrashing and trying to head butt officers. He smelled of alcohol at the time.

Buchanan was charged with two felonies -- resisting an officer with violence and battery of a police officer or firefighter -- and three misdemeanor counts of trespassing, resisting without violence and disorderly conduct.

Buchanan was immediately suspended from the team indefinitely, but according to The Sun-Sentinel he has now been reinstated:

Golden said Thursday that Buchanan's suspension has been lifted despite still facing felony charges. He also said he was satisfied by the steps Buchanan has taken to meet the requirements he was expected to fulfill in order to return.

Buchanan's court hearing is set for April 18.

Buchanan is only the second UM football player to be arrested in the past four year. Since-transferred quarterback Robert Marve was arrested for punching a car mirror.

Golden also denied reports that six other players have been suspended for non-legal reasons, but did not deny that those players are in some sort of trouble with the team.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.