Nick Harwell’s Miami University football career is over.
Harwell, who was arrested in March after an incident involving a former girlfriend, is no longer a student at the school after going through the on-campus Office of Ethics & Student Conflict Resolution. He has departed as one of the top wide receivers in MU and Mid-American Conference history.
“He’s gone through our judicial process, and that process includes time periods for appeals. The appeals process has ended,” said Claire Wagner, Miami’s director of news and communications. “He is no longer enrolled at Miami.”
Asked if Harwell had been dismissed from the university, Wagner declined to use that term, but added, “You are interpreting correctly.”
Harwell was charged with criminal damaging, theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle/vehicle trespass March 30, according to an Oxford Police Department incident report.
Those charges were reduced to a single count of attempted theft, a second-degree misdemeanor. According to Butler County Area I Court records, Harwell pleaded guilty May 9, was fined and sentenced to 90 days in jail, 89 of which were suspended.
Miami coach Don Treadwell suspended Harwell after his arrest and didn’t have to make a decision about his future once the university made its ruling.
“When the university makes a decision, we all follow protocol and move forward,” Treadwell said.
Harwell, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound native of Missouri City, Texas, played three years for the RedHawks and missed three games last fall with a knee injury. He ranks second in MU history in career receptions (229) and yards (3,166), and third in receiving touchdowns (23).
Harwell could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Dawan Scott, who has 77 catches for 1,275 yards and nine TDs in two seasons, will be Miami’s leading returning receiver in the fall.
“I really don’t dwell on those things that are out of my control,” Treadwell said. “We’re focusing, as we should be, on the 2013 football team. You’re always recruiting players to fill roles — that’s the beautiful thing about college football. So you’re always moving forward.”