(NEW YORK) — The University of Notre Dame is investigating four football players for allegedly violating the university’s honor code by receiving improper help on classwork.
ESPN is reporting the two players are wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams, and linebacker Kendall Moore were among the players involved, along with some non-student-athletes.
“Integrity is at the heart of our mission and academic misconduct will not be tolerated at Notre Dame,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university president, said in a statement posted on the school’s website. “If the suspected improprieties are proven, we will use the experience to reinforce among our students the importance of honesty in all that they do.
“We are also examining ways of better conveying to students that they can avail themselves of legitimate academic assistance without resorting to cheating.”
Williams and Moore are seniors this season, Daniels and Russell are juniors. Notre Dame are ranked 17th in the USA Today/Coach’s poll.
The university have also come out and said that they will vacate any wins as a result of the investigation, if necessary.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN