Some shit appears to be going down at Notre Dame. Earlier today, rumors about four Notre Dame players being expelled and the entire 2012 season being vacated began to swirl on message boards, Twitter, and Reddit. We still don't know exactly what is happening, but Yahoo's Pat Forde is reporting that an investigation into academic fraud at Notre Dame is indeed underway.
Yahoo Sports sources: investigation into academic fraud underway at Notre Dame, football players (as well as regular students) part of probe
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) August 15, 2014
Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman is also reporting that four players will be dismissed from the team. The rumor mill seems to think this has something to do with some shady academic advisers, but nothing has been confirmed yet. We'll update when we know more.
Update, 2:12 pm: Feldman now has the names of the four players who have been dismissed. They are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams, and linebacker Kendall Moore.
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