Posted May 26, 2013

Everett Golson suspended from Notre Dame for ‘poor academic judgment’

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Notre Dame quarterback Everett Goldson said in a statement that he has been suspended for the 2013 fall term. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The day after it was reported that he was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, quarterback Everett Golson released a statement saying that he has been suspended from the school for academic reasons.

Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to the BCS National Championship Game as a redshirt freshman last season, will be suspended for the 2013 fall term for his “poor academic judgment” and will attempt to return in 2014, according the statement.

Initial reports called Golson’s infraction a “residential life violation.”

[STAPLES: Golson's departure sends Notre Dame back to square one]

With former five-star recruit Gunner Kiel’s transfer to Cincinnati, Notre Dame will likely hold a quarterback competition between senior Tommy Rees, fourth-year junior Andrew Hendrix and early enrollee Malik Zaire.

WANE.com posted a full version of Golson’s statement:

“I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term. I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community.

My parents and the community I grew up in have instilled values in me that have and will continue to allow me to be successful in the future. There have been many lessons learned as I worked to become the starting quarterback at Notre Dame and each was a result of Coach Kelly’s belief in me as an athlete and a person.

At this point, I understand how my integrity could be in question but I want to reassure my supporters that through this experience I will return a better student athlete as well as a better individual.

Lastly, I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014.”


10 comments
metalhead65
metalhead65

so now they are saying he is suspended which sounds allot better for him and dame. he should be treated like every other kid who gets caught cheating. meaning he gets kicked out of school not suspeneded. you watch by the time fall practice starts he will have completed all the steps needed to be enrolled and eligible again.

John4
John4

It sounds as if his infraction at many colleges would either go unnoticed or swept under the rug.  How many schools will suspend the starting QB of a 12-1 team for academic reasons?  Maybe a half dozen, total.  

That being said, I think that Golson will transfer and get a fresh start.  He appears to be ineligible for the 2013 season, regardless of school.  

rheffero
rheffero

The word coming out is he did not credit a the author for part of his essay, and was accused (and convicted) of plagirism.  

UleNotknow
UleNotknow

“residential life violation.” Girl in his room I'll bet.

Cool
Cool

" Poor Academic Judgement" is code for "I cheated on my basket weaving class final."

tfaw
tfaw

so he cheated and there must be absolute proof otherwise this would not be an issue.  i'm sure that the real issue will be revealed with time.  my quess is that he hired someone to take tests for him and he got busted.  

DougBeers
DougBeers

Gunner Kiel should be kicking himself right about now.

DougBeers
DougBeers

Sounds like he cheated.  He can bounce back.  Props to Notre Dame for holding to values once thought secondary to talent and potential on the field.

joeshine730
joeshine730

If Gholston is too dumb to play then let him loose.

doghockey
doghockey

@joeshine730 The name Golson is mentioned numerous times throughout the article yet you managed to mangle it extraordinarily well.   But maybe this makes you qualified to pass judgment on dumb.