Notre Dame Football Announces Suspension of Eilar Hardy

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SOUTH BEND, IN. (WANE) – As part of its ongoing internal investigation into academic impropriety, Notre Dame has announced it is holding a fifth football player out of games and practices. The school released a brief statement on Thursday afternoon that read:

As Notre Dame’s internal investigation relating to potential NCAA violations reaches its conclusion, a decision has been made to hold a fifth football player out from practice and competition. As with all cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the matter will now be subject to the University’s honor code process.

UPDATE: Matt Fortuna of ESPN is reporting that defensive back Eilar Hardy is the additional player that Notre Dame is withholding from team activities as the investigation nears it’s conclusion. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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