Notre Dame Drops Landen Bartleson From The Program

Bryan Driskell

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced the program will no longer welcome 2020 cornerback signee Landen Bartleson after his recent arrest.

"After reviewing all of the facts available to us and speaking with the Bartleson family, we informed them that Landen will no longer be welcomed as a member of our football program," Kelly said through a statement released by the school. "This incident is very much out of character for the man we have come to know and we wish Landen and his family well."

Bartleson and two juveniles were arrested this week on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

The Danville (Ky.) Boyle County athlete is a talented player that was a major part of Notre Dame's 2020 defensive back class, but his future plans are now very much up in the air due to his recent legal troubles.

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Comments (10)
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FamousAmos
FamousAmos

This will probably get pled down for being his first offense, but all it would have taken is a phone call asking if it was him... ND and BK had no choice. Best of luck to him going forward.

NDBEAST1088
NDBEAST1088

How does ND replace him? New 2020 commit? Transfer portal?

Matt0315
Matt0315

Does this mean the full court press is on Cameron Martinez?

KMoore-24
KMoore-24

I hate this but what are you going to do? The kid just wasted a huge opportunity for something stupid. Even if you don't make it to the league a scholarship from Notre Dame opens doors that are not open to everyone. Hopefully he can land on his feet somewhere because he does have talent.

mparrott84
mparrott84

@Bryan Driskell What are they losing in Bartleson? How did he talk in the class, out if the DB's, how soon would he have had an impact, etc?

Irish4life99
Irish4life99

Really? What is that kid thinking? I mean it's not like he got stealing a pair of sneakers from the foot locker. Grand theft auto, stealing guns...... It's really sad and so much potential thrown away. Hopefully, he'll get his head out of his backside, turn things around and maybe catch on with some Jr. college or something?

Bob Rodes
Bob Rodes

Sometimes people are so afraid of washing out that they find ways to see that they never have a chance to. Sounds like it might be something like that.

Irish For Life
Irish For Life

The standards at ND are such that they had no choice. If he gets off with a very light sentence he may only have one year at a junior college and the SEC will come calling. The entire situation is so disappointing for the kids and their families.


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