Notre Dame announced Friday that they are investigating academic fraud at the university that involves several students including four members of the football team.
Yahoo! Sports first reported news of the investigation. They named the four football players investigated by the school: receiver DaVaris Daniels (pictured), defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore.
Notre Dame later released a statement on their website saying they notified the NCAA of the suspected academic fraud. They say the players won’t be allowed to practice or play until the investigation is completed.
They say there was evidence that the players turned in papers and homework written by others:
“Evidence that students had submitted papers and homework that had been written for them by others was initially detected at the end of the summer session, and referred to the compliance office in athletics on July 29.”
Notre Dame says they will vacate any wins if they determine the athletes should have been ineligible during past competition.
Last year, Everett Golson, who left school for a year but returned and will be the team’s starting quarterback this season, admitted that he was kicked out of school for cheating.
Daniels led the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns last season. Russell had an interception, 1.5 sacks and was fifth on the team with 51 tackles.