Miami suspends starting CB DJ Ivey for season opener against Florida

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes will be shorthanded on defense for Saturday night’s big game against Florida, as starting cornerback DJ Ivey was suspended for the season opener.

The university issued a statement, which was shared by the Miami Herald: “DJ Ivey will not play tonight — he did not travel,’’ a UM spokesperson said in a text message to the Miami Herald. “Violation of team rules.’’

Ivey, a sophomore, was listed as a co-starter on Miami’s official depth chart, which was released this past week ahead of Saturday’s game.

Last year as a freshman, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback appeared in three games, tallying three tackles.