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Academic investigation removes Eilar Hardy from practice

Aug 28, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT


It appears that Notre Dame’s internal investigation surrounding academic dishonesty charges is nearing a close. But before it gets there, one additional player will be held out of practice and from competition this Saturday.

A statement released by the university did not provide a name, but said the following:

 As Notre Dame’s internal investigation relating to potential NCAA violations reaches its conclusion, a decision has been made to hold a fifth football player out from practice and competition. As with all cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the matter will now be subject to the University’s honor code process.

It likely won’t be long until the fifth player is identified, but Notre Dame did not disclose the name in their statement.

Earlier today, Brian Kelly was on the Dan Patrick Show, where he discussed a relatively quick conclusion of the investigation. Today’s statement confirms that timeline.

UPDATE: Headline amended to reflect WNDU’s Angelo DiCarlo’s report that senior safety Eilar Hardy is the fifth player. Notre Dame officials confirm the name.

  1. schuey73 - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Eilar Hardy

  2. irishinmich - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    And the hits keep on coming.

  3. fnc111 - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Congrats to scUM. I guess it’s just meant to be that their trash football team always pulls one out of the hat against our boys.

    • papadec - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      I think you’re a bit premature on that call. Let’s wait to see what actually happens to which player(s).

  4. domerboyirish - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM


  5. dickasman - Aug 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Another day, another ___________ nude brah, snort the line n fill in the blanks brah!

    • dickasman - Aug 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      C’mon nude brah, I need ur approval brah

  6. getsome99 - Aug 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Could be worse. He could have claimed to have saved a 7 year old from drowning with 2 broken ankles

  7. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    As the Notre Dame Academic Debacle unfolds in South Bend Texas A&M is taking it to South Carolina. PURE SEC TALENT… Aggies look great !

    • andy44teg - Aug 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      isn’t South Carolina in the sec, you fu#$ing d-bag…

    • papadec - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:54 PM

      Apparently ALL sec teams aren’t so wonderful – except maybe in jg’s mind. Gamecocks didn’t look so sec great today.

  8. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Hey guys where is all the depth in Year 5 ? Oh yeah they got kicked out for cheating…. What a joke

    • mayesdays - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:24 PM

      Hey Gal, what about your Trojans? Supposedly there most honorable player lies about saving a kid. I imagine he will be investigated by the LAPD soon for breaking into his ex’s place. Classic. you were right about them and SEC teams having a lot in common.

      • mayesdays - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        Hey Gal, that SEC game that is on is such a big deal that it isn’t even on TV. Well you could waste your dime on getting the SEC network. I do know a game that everyone in the country will get on Saturday.

      • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:38 PM

        USC I’d on the up and up. They expelled him problem solved. It’s not a long drawn out debacle like this academic fraud scandal.

      • notredameirish1980 - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

        Sark says he is coming back, in between his other more private comments to players in his office.

  9. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Notre Dame drama.. This getting as bad as Jerry springer show. What’s next no football this year.

    • papadec - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      Keep shoveling the deer manure jg – you might actually convince yourself, someday.

    • dlaw400 - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      I’d say Notre Dame’s situation is more like a Geraldo Rivera show. A little sensationalism but an attempt at seriousness. Now USC that’s full blown Jerry Springer. Better call Steve in quick.

    • irish737788 - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      Son I am gonna make you wish you were never born! I know where you live!

  10. sblxdoc - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Next man in!!!

  11. sblxdoc - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    In regards to football, this doesn’t bother me a bit. We have some sick depth on this team. I look at it as some great experience for the other players.

    • mayesdays - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      Exactly! The best news is that it has come to a conclusion. Poor decisions were made by these guys no doubt, but the process works. This is ND not some SEC school, USC’s Shaw, and Oklahoma’s Green-Beckham.

  12. fnc111 - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    ND > South Carolina

  13. fnc111 - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    ND > South Carolina

  14. irishlad19 - Aug 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Please ignore Johngalt; he’s only posting on an ND site to stir us Domers up. If we ignore him he will eventually leave.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      Wishful thinking. Keep saying that see how far it gets you. Go Irish

    • papadec - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      Nah – jg is like herpes – not going away. Besides, when games like the aggies pounding the gamecocks happen, it’s fun kicking sand in his face while watching him gag on crow.

    • wisner74 - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      I absolutely agree with you, lad. But for some posters here trolls are like catnip. There is apparently something irresistible to responding to them — even ones as mediocre and unimaginative as Giles Galt-boy.

      They don’t seem to care that it makes the rest of us wade through their crap. I don’t come here to read what they apparently believe to be highly-charged repartee. It’s not. It’s boring, and frankly sort of stupid.

  15. irishlad19 - Aug 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Until we get some facts maybe we should all relax and wait.

  16. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Boise would kill notre Dame

    • papadec - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      In your wet dreams jg – only in your wet dreams. Has mommie put the rubber pad back on your bed?

      • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        Seriously did your mother give you enemas or something. The mommy cracks are kind of strange.

      • papadec - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM

        No stranger than your presence here, jg – no stranger than anything you post. Just communicating at your maturity level – looks like it works,

  17. NotreDan - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    awww, dickie brah. you feelin left out? there’s a racist t-bag republican convention with lots of hookers and blow somewhere in west virginia calling you.

    • goirishgo - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      Hey Dan…what’s on the menu for Saturday? I’m going with skirt steak and asparagus on the grill.

  18. shaunodame - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    In my.opinion, the rankings of suspended players importance..,
    1) CB Russell
    2) DE Williams
    3) WR Daniels
    4) Saf Hardy
    5) LB Moore

    So not the worst news, but still some additional collateral damage.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      Only in the independent conference. Pathetic

  19. liv4nd - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Adding a player is not a good sign for any of them making it back to the field this season. 😦

  20. irishdodger - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Hey johngalt, your beloved SEC looked atrocious today. Zero defense. We knew TAMU had no D but USCe was worse. What a couple of frauds. Better find another conference to lust. I hear the Pac 12 bandwagon is still taking applications.

    • mayesdays - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      Clown College!

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      3 loss sec team is better that an undefeated Manti Teo scandal team. Sec is tops…

  21. jmfinsd - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    I haven’t jumped on the wagon with those complaining about how Notre Dame handled the investigation. Reasonable minds can differ blah blah blah. But one thing that has been bothering me is the removal of the players from team activities. If they continued to practice and go to meetings, but didn’t play in games, ND wouldn’t risk forfeits IF the players were found to be ineligible, would it? I know that holding them out gave those stepping into their shoes time to practice. But does that benefit outweigh any players that return from being held out of practice and meetings for 2 weeks (assuming no penalties if they still practiced AND assuming any are allowed to return after Rice)? Or does keeping them away while their future is uncertain avoid the distractions and allow those that will play to better focus? I know it’s merely a mental exercise since they’ve already been kept out. Just thinking out loud. Thoughts?

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      Notre Dame is lame

      • papadec - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

        Very good johnny boy – that actually rhymes.

    • papadec - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      IMO, the AD is doing whatever the ncaa compliance people & ND General Counsel, investigating the allegations, advise him are the best steps to take to minimize the impact on the program & students involved.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 29, 2014 at 2:13 AM

      Like ESPN said the players are gone they are never coming back. To me its BS !

  22. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 29, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Texas A&M put up 50 n South Carolina, a very good team. If ND doesn’t just blast Rice then we flat out have no chance of even going 6-6 this season.

  23. fightinmad35 - Aug 29, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    ^^^ oh please. SC was overrated to begin with. You don’t lose Clowney, the other very good defensive lineman and your quarterback and come back a top 10 ten. This is clearly a case of the media’s ridiculous SEC lovefest aka bias. The SEC gets carried by Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Auburn and Florida when they’re good. All other teams are just like the rest of college football, up and down year to year. ND losing Hardy isn’t that bad, on paper. I personally think he flashes when he’s on the field and made some very good plays. I think this hurts most on special teams because I expect to be kicking off alot this year! Go Irish!

    • billtetley53 - Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      Jesus! Like ND isn’t overated every year! You guys and your hypocritical homerism!

      6-6 for ND, you will be calling for Kellys head before the season is over

      26 years since your last title

  24. irishlad19 - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Agree, it just clogs up the thread with stuff that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
    Oh well, you can lead a horse to water but———

  25. irishlad19 - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Bye bye beetles

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