Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will miss the 2013 season but plans to return in 2014.
Golson released the following statement.
“I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term,” Golson said. “I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community.
My parents and the community I grew up in have instilled values in me that have and will continue to allow me to be successful in the future. There have been many lessons learned as I worked to become the starting quarterback at Notre Dame and each was a result of Coach (Brian) Kelly’s belief in me as an athlete and a person.
At this point, I understand how my integrity could be in question but I want to reassure my supporters that through this experience I will return a better student athlete as well as a better individual.
Lastly, I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014.”
Golson served as the starting quarterback for Notre Dame’s undefeated regular season in 2012. His departure leaves Notre Dame with four quarterbacks on the roster–Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix, Malik Zaire and Charlie Fiessinger.
Gunner Kiel left the school and is headed to Cincinnati.
Last year Golson threw for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns to go with six interceptions. He also made numerous plays with his feet rushing for 298 yards and six scores.