After being suspended last summer due to academic misconduct and missing the entire 2014 season, Notre Dame defensive end Ishaq Williams will have to sit out the 2015 season as well.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced today that Williams’ appeal was denied by the NCAA.
Ishaq Williams' NCAA appeal has been denied, per Brian Kelly. #NotreDame
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) August 27, 2015
Williams will remain at the university and continue to pursue his degree and his dreams of making an NFL roster, although this year was going to be his final year of eligibility.
Williams cannot practice with the team, Kelly says Williams still has a locker and will be allowed to work out with the team.
Williams, a former five-star recruit from Brooklyn, played in 35 games during his career with the Fighting Irish from 2011-2013, starting only one game. He finished with 45 total tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble.
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