The Notre Dame football program had an eventful weekend, with six players arrested in two separate incidents. Now, head coach Brian Kelly is looking to make a statement to his team that players will be held accountable.
That all started with the dismissal of starting safety Max Redfield.
In addition, Kelly announced backup cornerback Devin Butler, who was expected to be out until October while recovering from injury, has been suspended indefinitely.
The other four players involved — linebacker Te’Von Coley, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, cornerback Ashton White and running back Dexter Williams — also “will be subject to disciplinary measures internal to the football program.”
“That process has only served to deepen my disappointment in the poor decisions made by these young men,” Kelly said in a statement released by the team. “Their conduct fell far short of what we expect from those who represent our football team and this great university.”
Hopefully the Fighting Irish will be able to put the situation behind them and focus on the upcoming season.
Notre Dame opens its 2016 campaign Sept. 4 at Texas.