Harwell no longer with Miami


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.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

College GameDay crew makes predictions for Week 12 games
College GameDay crew makes predictions for Week 12 games

College GameDay broadcasted live from Madison, Wis. ahead of the Badgers game against Michigan on Saturday. And with many SEC teams playing cupcake games on Saturday, the team didn’t manage to pick even one conference game. However, they did pick a couple upsets and rivalry games. The guest picker for today is actor Craig T. Nelson...
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against The Citadel
Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against The Citadel

Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence continues to struggle with an ankle injury and will miss Saturday’s game against The Citadel. Lawrence did not play against Florida State last Saturday as he was spotted in a walking boot during pregame. While the Tigers are still expected to defeat the visiting Bulldogs, they will be missing...
On This Day: Iowa State shocks No. 2 Oklahoma State
On This Day: Iowa State shocks No. 2 Oklahoma State

Iowa State has enjoyed one of its best seasons in recent memory in 2017, knocking off two top-5 opponents in the span of three weeks during October. Six years ago today, Cyclones fans got a preview of what the wins over Oklahoma and TCU this year would feel like. On Nov. 18, 2011, Iowa State pulled off a stunning upset of No. 2 Oklahoma...
Bengals promote linebacker, waive veteran defensive lineman
Bengals promote linebacker, waive veteran defensive lineman

The Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday waived veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims and signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad. Sims suffered a calf injury two weeks ago against Jacksonville that kept him out of last week’s game at Tennessee, and the team had already ruled him out for Sunday’s game at Denver. ››...
Alabama rules out DB Minkah Fitzpatrick for game against Mercer
Alabama rules out DB Minkah Fitzpatrick for game against Mercer

Alabama strong safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has been scratched from Saturday’s game against Mercer, giving the junior a chance to rest up for the Iron Bowl next week. On Wednesday, SEC Country’s Christopher Walsh reported that it would be expected for the No. 1 Crimson Tide to hold Fitzpatrick out against the Bears...
More Stories