Miami to add ex-OU lineman Quinn
MIAMI -- Undrafted offensive lineman J.D. Quinn, whose brief career at Oklahoma led to NCAA sanctions, has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins.
"Fortunately Miami is willing to give him a second chance," his agent, Cameron Foster, said Saturday.
Quinn and quarterback Rhett Bomar were dismissed by the Sooners in August 2006 after breaking NCAA rules by taking money for work they didn't perform at a Norman, Okla., car dealership. NCAA sanctions included forcing the Sooners to give up their eight wins in 2005, but an appeals committee restored them.
Quinn transferred to the University of Montana and also encountered troubles there. He was arrested in Missoula in July 2007 and in May 2008 on charges of drunken driving.
Foster said 20 NFL teams told him that if not for the off-the-field issues, they had Quinn projected as a draft pick, some as high as the third round.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Quinn played mostly center last year for Montana, which reached the Football Championship Subdivision title game before losing to Richmond. Quinn played guard in at Montana in 2007 and as a freshman for Oklahoma in 2005.
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