Miami-Dade Police responded to an anonymous caller about the Panther Football team allegedly showering without their bathing suits in front of families and children on a field trip.
Early Friday morning the team went through a workout and barbecue at 4000 Crandon Park Blvd in Key Biscayne, to conclude their summer conditioning program.
When MDPD units arrived, there was no one in the area except for some of the coaches. The coaches were asked what was going on and the coaches did not know what the officers were talking about.
When Crandon Park security arrived in the area, the individuals had already left.
A statement was released from Head Coach Ron Turner:
Early this morning, our football team had a workout and barbecue on Crandon Park Beach to conclude our summer conditioning program under the supervision of our strength and conditioning staff. Following the workout, some of our athletes went to rinse off at a designated public shower area and a few of them made a poor decision and changed their clothes in public. I want to apologize to the community and anyone who was at the beach this morning for this unfortunate incident. We are committed to helping our student athletes grow as gentlemen while preparing them for their careers. We are looking into this incident, and if appropriate, will take disciplinary action.
This incident comes not even a week after now former Panther Kedrick Rhodes was dismissed from the team after Miami-Dade Police charged him with discharging a firearm while intoxicated, on campus, Saturday night.
Days prior to the indecent exposure by the football team, they were projected to finish dead last in Conference USA.
To add insult to injury, the end of bad news for the football team may not be coming to an halt. As the season approaches, there are several players who may be hit with suspensions for low academic grades.