Former Fighting Irish Star And Current Broadcaster Allen Pinkett Says Notre Dame Needs More Criminals On The TeamS

Notre Dame football commentator and former Irish star Allen Pinkett says the team needs more criminals on the squad if it's ever going to be a successful team.

"I've always felt like, to have a successful team, you gotta have a few bad citizens on the team," Pinkett told The McNeil and Spiegel Show on 670 The Score. (You can listen to his whole interview here.) When given a chance to clarify, Pinkett insisted: "You look at the teams that have won in the past. They always have a couple of criminals."

Despite Notre Dame's rash of off-field incidents as of late, Pinkett maintained he didn't care what kind of citizens players were off the field, as long as they played well upon it.

"I mean, that's how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals. That just adds to the chemistry of the team," Pinkett claims. The running back held Notre Dame's career record for rushing yardage from 1985 to 1998 and was a two-time All-American.