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A 13th player, Marcus Robinson, was vindicated of wrongdoing, the university said.

The players who have to miss games may practice with the team during their suspensions.

“It’s nice to have it out there now,” Miami center Tyler Horn said. “There’s no suspense in the air. We know what we have. We know what we’re taking to Maryland.”

Said Golden: “I’m relieved. I think that’s a fair assessment.”

The NCAA’s ruling means Stephen Morris _ who led Miami past the Terrapins last season _ will be at quarterback for the Hurricanes to start the season. Harris, Spence, Benjamin, Forston and Ojomo all will be eligible to play when Miami hosts Ohio State on Sept. 17.

“They’ll still be motivating us,” left tackle Joel Figueroa said. “We’re going to welcome them back with open arms, and we know they’ll be ready to perform when the time comes.”

The process of evaluating the eligibility of Miami student-athletes might not be over yet. Shalala revealed last week that university compliance personnel were investigating 15 student-athletes.

Of those, 13 were addressed by Tuesday’s football decisions. A 14th is believed to be basketball player DeQuan Jones, who was also implicated by Shapiro’s claims to Yahoo Sports. The identity of the 15th is unknown.

Also Tuesday, senior wide receiver Aldarius Johnson _ who was also implicated by Shapiro, but not named in Tuesday’s NCAA statement _ was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

“We clearly have identified what our travel team is now,” Golden said. “Everybody’s going to get their roles (Wednesday) and by 7 a.m. we’re going to be back on the practice field. That’s been kind of our sanctum anyway. That’s been the safest place for us this whole time.”

The NCAA said Vernon must repay more than $1,200 because as a recruit he accepted things such as access to Shapiro’s suite at a Miami home game, drinks and cover charges at two different nightclubs. Vernon was one of 72 Miami players and recruits that Shapiro claimed he provided benefits to during an eight-year span, allegations he detailed in a Yahoo Sports story published Aug. 16.

Armstrong must repay $788, the believed worth of his extra benefits, while Dye will pay $738.

Forston, the NCAA said, received more than $400 in things such as “athletic equipment, meals, nightclub cover charges and entertainment at a gentleman’s club.” Spence received about $275 in benefits, Ojomo $240, Benjamin more than $150 and Harris more than $140.

Brandon McGee, JoJo Nicholas, Vaughn Telemaque and Micanor Regis all must pay less than $100 for taking various impermissible benefits. Regis was not one of the players Shapiro said accepted benefits. The sanctions of those four players were announced by the university, which is operating a joint investigation with the NCAA.

“I’m glad that chapter is closed,” Golden said. “I’m proud of our guys. I think they were, from every report I’ve gotten, were honest and forthright. And now we get ready for the University of Maryland.”