Posted December 13, 2013

Quarterback Everett Golson readmitted to Notre Dame

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Everett Golson . (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Everett Golson started 12 games for Notre Dame in 2012 and threw for 12 touchdowns. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Everett Golson, the quarterback who led Notre Dame to the 2012 BCS title game as a freshman, has been readmitted to school, the Fighting Irish announced on Friday.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told ESPN’s Matt Fortuna earlier this month that Golson would be returning to school soon. In May, Golson was dismissed for the fall semester due to a flagrant violation of the school’s honor code. The quarterback told SI.com’s Andy Staples in October that the violation resulted from “poor judgment on a test.”

Asked by Staples if he’d cheated on a test, Golson said, “Yeah, something like that.”

As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Golson led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, where they lost to Alabama 42-14. He started 12 of 13 games, throwing for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns, with six interceptions. Golson completed 58.8 percent of his passes and finished the season with a 131.0 quarterback rating. He was also a rushing threat, gaining 298 yards and scoring six touchdowns on the ground.

31 comments
dholiday232
dholiday232

A communist pope and a cheating qb--who woulda thunk it??

billbellicheat
billbellicheat

Probably caught when copied the name of the student next to him.

Cool
Cool

In a lesser reported story, Te'O's old girlfriend will be reinstated as a student now that she has been found to be alive.  

carnage_2012
carnage_2012

Okay, which one of you is George Kaplan?

Matthew W
Matthew W

Such stellar numbers....


ND needs a QB and he's the only one they could find willing to enroll at the University. ND hasn't been relevant in years.

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Brian Kelly should still be in prison.

JohnFerguson
JohnFerguson

If he was a special teams player or a third string player, he would never had a chance to return. This young man can generate millions of dollars for Notre Dame. Jim Kelly would be able to ask for the moon if he wins a national championship. Total hypocrisy from the Jesuits. 

Cool
Cool

I have a feeling that sportswriters and Heisman voters will be making him a top Heisman candidate now that he has been reinstated.   Integrity...  hey, it is only in the mission statement, not the actual rules.

BoilerUp365
BoilerUp365

@SInow @GottliebShow way to stay strict ND....if this was a regular student or just an ok athlete they would by have same opportunity

JamesZeller
JamesZeller

@Matthew W #1 regular season, 12-1 overall, and in the BCS championship game = "irrelevant" - get a dictionary, Matt.

atwood.t
atwood.t

@Matthew WNational title game last year and undefeated (in the regular season)?  That is pretty relevant (for one year)

rma1015601
rma1015601

@JohnFerguson: as long as you are going to make your hatred for ND so public, you might want to get the facts straight:  tat would be BRIAN Kelly and ND is NOT a Jesuit school.

mkmitch3
mkmitch3

@JohnFerguson And the brainiac speaks. I would suggest that most college kids did something that would qualify them to have to take a timeout like cheat on a test. The honor code allows for them to make amends and return. It happens all time. Stick to commenting about something you have a clue about. 

LoveYouBlue
LoveYouBlue

@JohnFerguson i actually know a notre dame student (not an athlete) who went through the same thing as golson and returned after a semester out.  actually, notre dame's honor code explicitly allows for a student to return after a semester suspension.  

Jimmyfootball
Jimmyfootball

@BoilerUp365 @SInow @GottliebShow Honor code strictly allows for  a student to return after being expelled for a year.  I have a friend who lived down the hall from me who was dismissed for an honor code violation for smoking weed on campus, and he not only returned, but he graduated on time because ND went out of their way to help him get everything figured out.  ND believes in harsh punishment followed by forgiveness, not punishing someone eternally for one stupid mistake.  Feeling a little bitter after your 1-11 season?