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Notre Dame's George Atkinson, Jalen Brown suspended for bowl game

The two will not play in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturay, Dec. 28.

Posted on Dec. 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 28, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.

Notre Dame announced that junior running back George Atkinson III and junior cornerback Jalen Smith will not play in the Pinstripe Bowl Saturday, Dec. 28, due to a violation of team rules.

According to Andrew Owens of 247 Sports, Atkinson Tweeted "For those of you who are wondering I was suspended from today's game for texting friends and family during team meal, as i did all season" but later deleted the message.

Atkinson was Notre Dame's second-leading rusher in 2013, totaling 93 carries for 555 yards and three touchdowns. Brown, who hovers near the bottom of Notre Dame's cornerback depth chart, hasn't seen the field much this year.

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