menu-toggle Created with Sketch.
Live

Brian Kelly Comments On NCAA Infractions: ‘This Has Nothing To Do With Me’

Embed
<iframe src="https://campusinsiders.com/videos/R3MDU1NjE68xZTQ2IhpHgjhsGCqgYEO4/?video-embed=1" width="640" height="360" style="border:0"></iframe>

Brian Kelly commented on Notre Dame’s NCAA infractions announced on Tuesday, saying that “this has nothing to do with me.”


On Tuesday, the NCAA released a report citing infractions committed by Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish were found guilty of committing academic misconduct and were prescribed multiple penalties, including vacating all wins from the 2012-13, when Notre Dame was the BCS runner-up to Alabama, and 2013-14 seasons.

One player was found to have committed academic misconduct on his own, while a former student athletic trainer provided impermissible academic benefits to multiple other players.

The Fighting Irish will appeal the vacated wins, which amount to 21 in total – 12 from 2012-13 and 9 from 2013-14. In addition, Notre Dame has been handed a public reprimand, $5,000 fine, one-year of probation from Nov. 22, 2016-Nov. 21, 2017, two-year show-cause order for the former student trainer from Nov. 22, 2016-Nov. 21, 2018 and been ordered to dissociate the former student trainer from the university’s athletics program from Nov. 22, 2016-Nov. 21, 2018.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly addressed the infractions shortly after their release, stating that he does not believe it affects his status with the Fighting Irish.

“I have no reason to believe that I’m not [going to be Notre Dame’s coach],” Kelly said in response to being asked if he’ll be the Irish’s coach in 2017.

“This matter has nothing to do with me and my status here. This academic piece probably strengthens what I’ve been doing, relative to advocating for our student athletes and the support staff necessary for them to be successful.”

Kelly went on to say that any criticism surrounding him is focused on the team’s current record, not the infractions found by the NCAA.

“This obviously has been something going on for a few years. The announcement that comes out today has nothing to do with lack of or additional support for Brian Kelly. Any criticism out there about me right now is because we’re 4-7. It has nothing to do with the public announcement that came out today.”

Kelly also stated that he feels the NCAA’s punishment is “excessive.”

The Fighting Irish are currently preparing for their regular-season finale against rival USC. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET from Los Angeles.

MORE: Notre Dame vs. USC Prediction, Game Preview

Related Posts

Signing Day Countdown

  • College Football
  • January 22, 2017
  • Robert Judin

Baylor Lands 5 Commitments In One Day

Baylor landed five commitments on Sunday, as Matt Rhule's Bears now have 20 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.

Live Events

All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Live Schedule

All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Clear Filters
Monday, January 23, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
2:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
2:45 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Mountain West Network
8:00 pm
Gonzaga at Portland
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) TheW.TV
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm
Navy at American
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Volleyball (M) TheW.TV
Thursday, January 26, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
6:00 pm Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Patriot League Network
8:00 pm Basketball (M) Conference USA Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
10:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
10:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
10:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
10:30 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
11:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
Friday, January 27, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
7:30 pm Ice Hockey (M) Patriot League Network
8:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Patriot League Network
8:00 pm Wrestling Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Wrestling Patriot League Network
Saturday, January 28, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
1:05 pm
Navy at Holy Cross
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm
American at Colgate
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
2:00 pm Gymnastics Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
3:00 pm College Football Rankings
3:30 pm
WCC This Week
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) TheW.TV
4:00 pm
Holy Cross at Navy
Basketball (M)
Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
4:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
4:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
4:00 pm Rugby TheW.TV
4:00 pm Wrestling Mountain West Network
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
6:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
6:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Patriot League Network
7:15 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
8:00 pm
Harvard at Colgate
Ice Hockey (M)
Ice Hockey (M) Patriot League Network

Popular Posts