Notre Dame concludes academic investigations, fifth player held out of competition

Brian Kelly said the investigation’s end has brought “closure” to the team.

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Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 5:47 p.m. | Updated on Aug. 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

NOTRE DAME — The University of Notre Dame has concluded its investigations into academic violations, and a fifth player is now being held out of practice and competition.

A university official has confirmed that the fifth player is safety Eilar Hardy. Hardy joins cornerback KeiVarae Russell, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore as the players at the center of the investigations.

Head coach Brian Kelly announced that the academic fraud investigations had reached a conclusion Thursday, Aug. 28. Though Kelly does not know the outcome, he said the conclusion of investigations have brought “closure to the team.”

The next step in the process is presenting players with the results of the investigation and submitting them to Honor Code committee hearings. Though he could not offer an exact timeline, Kelly said the university is “now moving very quickly” toward resolution.

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