Posted: 7:59 pm Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Former Pahokee standout Raheam ‘Trouble’ Buxton dismissed from Western Michigan’s football team 

By Matt Porter

Pahokee graduate Raheam Buxton has been dismissed from Western Michigan’s football team, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported.

Buxton (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Buxton (Kalamazoo Gazette)

WMU football coach Bill Cubit said Buxton “needs to go,” but did not elaborate. He said Buxton, a sophomore, will remain at the school.

He started five games at cornerback last year as a true freshman, but appeared in one of the Broncos’ three games this fall.

“We want him to finish up (the semester) strong,” Cubit said of Buxton. “We’ll give him all the academic services and help him out. He needs a fresh start.”

Buxton, who went by the nickname ‘Trouble’ growing up, committed to Miami in 2009. However, the school pulled his scholarship offer after concerns he would not qualify. He arrived late at WMU due to an NCAA clearinghouse issue that Broncos coaches termed a “clerical error” with his high school transcript.

Last November, Buxton’s 21-year-old brother, Paul, was shot and killed in Pahokee hours before a game. Buxton played that evening.