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Football

Eilar Hardy to be held out of practice and competition

| Thursday, August 28, 2014

Irish senior safety Eilar Hardy will be held out of practice and competition, a University official confirmed Thursday evening.

Notre Dame announced Thursday it has decided to hold a fifth player out from practice and competition.

“As Notre Dame’s internal investigation relating to potential NCAA violations reaches its conclusion, a decision has been made to hold a fifth football player out from practice and competition,” Notre Dame announced in a statement. “As with all cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the matter will now be subject to the University’s honor code process.”

Hardy played in 10 games, making two starts, during his junior season in 2013. He notched 26 tackles.

Irish junior cornerback KeiVarae Russell, senior receiver DaVaris Daniels, senior defensive end Ishaq Williams and graduate student linebacker Kendall Moore have been held out of practice and competition during Notre Dame’s ongoing academic investigation into “suspected academic dishonesty.” The University announced the investigation Aug. 15.

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Senior Sports Writer Mike Monaco is a senior majoring in Film, Television and Theatre with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy as well as Business Economics. The O’Neill Hall native hails from the Boston area and is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster.

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