Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012-€“2013 over academic misconduct

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Notre Dame has been ordered to vacate wins from 2012 and 2013 after a student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct on behalf of multiple football players.

The NCAA announced its findings and the penalties on Tuesday. The trainer was found to be in violation of ethical conduct rules after committing misconduct by completing coursework for two student-athletes and provided impermissible academic benefits to six others. Another student athlete was found to have committed academic misconduct on his own.

The program will be placed on one year’s probation, fined $5000, and must vacate all wins in which the athletes participated while ineligible from the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons. The former student trainer must observe a two-year show-cause order and dissociate from the Notre Dame program.

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