Tweet lands Irish QB Zaire in hot water

Tweet lands Irish QB Zaire in hot water
September 15, 2013, 11:15 pm
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After missing Notre Dame's first three games due to mononucleosis, freshman quarterback Malik Zaire posted to Twitter Sunday morning he's been cleared to play.

"THANK GOD finally cleared #TheComeback," the freshman quarterback tweeted. 

Coach Brian Kelly said he hasn't spoken to team doctors yet about Zaire's status, but he could face discipline for tweeting that out. 

"He might be suspended for violating the rules relative to information," Kelly said.

Zaire has since deleted the tweet.

Zaire traveled with Notre Dame to Purdue on Saturday, but wasn't in uniform for the game. Kelly said last week Zaire had been cleared for physical activity, but until swelling in his spleen subsided wouldn't be cleared for contact.

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Wide receiver/holder Luke Massa would've served as Notre Dame's third quarterback if needed for the first three games. Walk-on Charlie Fiessinger also traveled with Notre Dame to Purdue on Saturday.