Four Notre Dame football players under investigation for academic fraud

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (August 15, 2014)– Late Friday afternoon, the University of Notre Dame acknowledged they have launched an investigation into “Suspected academic dishonesty” among several students on campus, including four football players.

Through a release, the university says it has held the four players out of competition until the investigation is complete.

Reports about the incident, which first began with Yahoo sports, lists senior receiver DeVaris Daniels , junior cornerback KeiVarae Russell,  senior defensive end Ishaq Williams and senior linebacker Kendall Moore as those who have been suspended due to the probe.

According to the university release, the probe began this summer where they found evidence that papers and homework handed in by the players was done by someone else. This was pointed out to the athletics office of compliance on July 29th and an investigation was immediately launched.

“Integrity is at the heart of our mission and academic misconduct will not be tolerated at Notre Dame,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president in a release through the University. “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.”