NCAA: Notre Dame must vacate wins after academic misconduct

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, Notre Dame NCAA college football coach Brian Kelly speaks during a news conference in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA is calling for Notre Dame to vacate victories from 2012 and 2013 football seasons because a former student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct for two players and provided six others with impermissible academic extra benefits. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The NCAA is ordering Notre Dame to vacate wins from its 2012 and 2013 football seasons because a student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct by doing substantial course work for two players and giving six others impermissible academic extra benefits.

Coach Brian Kelly called the penalty excessive and the school will appeal.

A Division I Committee on Infractions panel also called for Notre Dame to be put on probation for a year and levied a $5,000 fine.