We now know where Everett Golson will play in 2013 — nowhere.
The now-former (but possible future) Notre Dame quarterback said in a statement that he will get his academics in order and return to the Fighting Irish. Golson was suspended by the school for academic reasons.
Below is Golson’s full statement, per The Chicago Tribune.
“Dear Notre Dame Community,
I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term.
I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community.
I chose to attend Notre Dame because of its mission to develop me both on and off the football field.
My parents and the community I grew up in have instilled values in me that have and will continue to allow me to be successful in the future. There have been many lessons learned as I worked to become the starting quarterback at Notre Dame and each was a result of Coach [Brian] Kelly‘s belief in me as an athlete and a person.
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.
Golson started 11 games for the Golden Domers last season, including the National Championship game against Alabama. Golson went 10-1 on the season, with his only loss coming against the Crimson Tide. Tommy Rees started the other two games (against Miami and BYU) and is expected to be Notre Dame’s quarterback in 2013 as a senior.