The University Notre Dame is investigating four of its top football players, according to a report from two major national media outlets. Anonymous sources told ESPN and Yahoo Sports that the university interviewed the players as part of an academic misconduct investigation. Notre Dame is refusing to comment on the matter at this time.
“The players allegedly violated the university’s honor code by receiving improper help on classwork,” ESPN’s Matt Fortuna and Brett McMurphy write.
According to Yahoo Sports: “Sources said the NCAA is aware of the situation, but the school initiated the investigation and has handled the inquiry itself to this point. A source described the school’s knowledge of the potential fraud as ‘recent’ and indicated that the academic questions came to light this month.”
South Bend Voice is not revealing the names of the players on this website since these are anonymous allegations from a third party source. If and when Notre Dame speaks publicly or takes official action we will cover it as it happens.
If the allegations prove true, it would be the second case of academic misconduct in the past two years at Notre Dame. Quarterback Everett Golson is returning this season after missing the entire 2013-14 season for cheating on a test. Golson led the Fighting Irish to the national championship in the 2012-13 season. Notre Dame lost that game to the University of Alabama.
Notre Dame’s football season begins in a little over two weeks, August 30, against Rice.