The day after it was reported that he was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, quarterback Everett Golson released a statement saying that he has been suspended from the school for academic reasons.
Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to the BCS National Championship Game as a redshirt freshman last season, will be suspended for the 2013 fall term for his "poor academic judgment" and will attempt to return in 2014, according the statement.
Initial reports called Golson's infraction a "residential life violation."
With former five-star recruit Gunner Kiel's transfer to Cincinnati, Notre Dame will likely hold a quarterback competition between senior Tommy Rees, fourth-year junior Andrew Hendrix and early enrollee Malik Zaire.
WANE.com posted a full version of Golson's 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. 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 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."