Everett Golson re-admitted to Notre Dame

Everett Golson re-admitted to Notre Dame
December 13, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Everett Golson has been re-admitted into the University of Notre Dame, according to an announcement released by a university spokesman on Friday. 

Golson is not expected to participate in any of Notre Dame's bowl practices, though he may meet the team in New York later this month. 

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"He won't get here — he's going up to New York to see his girlfriend," coach Brian Kelly said on Sunday. "We're just not going to have the time and place to get him in to practice. He may join us in New York for a few days, but we're not going to have a chance to get him in here to practice."

Since Golson's expulsion from the school in late May, he's maintained a desire to return to Notre Dame. He returned to his hometown of Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the summer and was working out in Chicago as Notre Dame began fall camp. 

Golson then left for San Diego, where he trained with quarterback guru George Whitfield. 

"My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame," Golson told Sports Illustrated in October. "Not necessarily to prove to anybody, but just doing it for me. That's something that I started, and I didn't want to run away from it and go to a JuCo or another school. I was going to face it."

It's been a consistent message for Golson since Day 1. After news of his expulsion broke, he said in a statement:

[GOLSON: 'I didn't want to run away' from Notre Dame]

"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."

In conversations with Golson over the last six-and-a-half months, Kelly said he's convinced Golson will return to Notre Dame a better person. Taking responsibility for his mistake was the first step toward convincing Kelly of that, and the way Golson handled everything else since late May cemented that belief. 

"I think he took it straight on and never backed away from coming back to Notre Dame, wanting to be back here," Kelly said Sunday. "I think he's been a stand‑up guy in this whole process."