South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Quarterback Everett Golson has been
readmitted to Notre Dame seven months after he left school and was suspended
for the fall semester.
The university said Golson was readmitted Friday afternoon, almost a month
after Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly disclosed that the quarterback had
Golson helped lead the Irish to an undefeated regular season last year and a
berth in the BCS National Championship game against Alabama. The school was
mum on the reason he was suspended, but Golson implied in an interview with
Sports Illustrated that it was because he "had poor judgement on a test" and
not because of his grades.
Asked if he cheated on a test, Golson replied: "Something like that."
He passed for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman last season
and rushed for 298 yards and another six scores.
Notre Dame (8-4) will play Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28 at Yankee
Stadium. Kelly said Sunday that Golson won't practice with the team ahead of
the game after saying last month that he would as long as he was readmitted.
Senior Tommy Rees has started all 12 games at quarterback this season.
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