Notre Dame, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Notre Dame has started an internal investigation into an alleged academic misconduct involving four of its football players, who violated the university’s honor code by receiving improper help on classwork.
A source said starting wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and reserve linebacker Kendall Moore will be suspended from any football activity after the investigation.
All four players were part of Notre Dame’s 2012 team, which lost in the BCS national title game to Alabama. Daniels and Russell were starters on that team. Williams was projected to start this year as well.
Williams and Moore are seniors this season while Daniels and Russell are juniors.
This is the second incident in the past two years involving academic misconduct and the football team.
Last year, starting quarterback Everett Golson was dismissed from school for what he said was “poor academic judgment,” but was reinstated this spring.
Daniels had been suspended for the spring semester for undisclosed academic violations but also was reinstated in late May.
The NCAA routinely let the school investigate any potential allegations before determining whether any further NCAA punishment is warranted.