Jul 8, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who is suspended from the university this semester for what he called using “poor academic judgment,” spoke on camera for the first time since the incident.
Playing in a local charity basketball game in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Golson publicly acknowledged the plan for him to return this spring, news that isn’t exactly breaking, but still a relief for those Irish fans worried that the exile could become permanent.
While Golson was careful about what he could and couldn’t discuss, he was pretty emphatic about his future plans with the Fighting Irish.
“I can tell you this. I will be returning,” Golson told Myrtle Beach’s WPDE. “I look forward to returning in the spring. That’s pretty much it.”
Golson started eleven games for the Irish during his redshirt freshman season, leading the Irish in passing with 2,405 yard and 12 touchdowns. In his place senior Tommy Rees will return to the starting lineup.
What Golson didn’t discuss is the roadmap for his return and whether or not he’d be taking classes this semester at another college. In the past, when a high profile player like Julius Jones left for a semester because of academic issues, Jones enrolled at a college to supplement his academic work. What Golson plans to do this fall hasn’t publicly been discussed by either Golson or anyone at Notre Dame.
Here are the clips of Golson’s interview, with a nifty highlight of the former North Carolina basketball recruit on the hardwood in the second video.