“I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term,” Golson said in a statement. “I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014,” Everett Golson.
In a bit of a clarification as to what reportedly led to Golson no longer being enrolled at Notre Dame, Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune wrote on Twitter that “an academic violation [is] behind the QB no longer being enrolled at #NotreDame, per sources.”
According to multiple media outlets, and subsequently confirmed by the school, starting QB Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame. No reason was given for the non-enrollment, and there was no immediate word on what if any future Golson has with the Irish football program.
“Federal and school privacy laws preclude us from issuing any further comment at this time,” a statement from the school read.
The move, especially if permanent, is beyond shocking.
Golson, in his first season as the Irish’s No. 1 quarterback, started 11 of the 12 games in which he played in leading Notre Dame to its first unbeaten regular season in more than two decades. The lone loss with Golson starting under center came against Alabama in the BCS title game.