SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson won’t be Notre Dame’s starting quarterback in 2013, but he hopes to be in 2014.
Golson was suspended from Notre Dame for the 2013 Fall Term due to “poor academic judgement.” He started 11 games for the Irish in the 2012 season, including the BCS National Championship game against Alabama.
Golson released a statement though Notre Dame today. You can read the entire statement below:
Dear Notre Dame Community,
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.
I chose to attend Notre Dame because of its mission to develop me both on and off the football field.
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.