Fallout from brawl could affect Miami on the field

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Updated: October 19, 2006, 8:34 PM ET
By Jorge Milian | Special to ESPN.com
The fallout from last Saturday night's brawl with Florida International won't end with the nationwide beating the Miami Hurricanes took this week.

When the Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1 Coastal) face Duke (0-6, 0-4 Coastal) on Saturday, they will do so without the services of three starters -- cornerback Brandon Meriweather, guard Derrick Morse and punter Brian Monroe -- as well as a number of key backups.

Hardest hit was the secondary, where five players were suspended. That includes three of Miami's top four cornerbacks. The suspensions have left the Hurricanes with only six defensive backs on the roster.


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