The last few days have been tough ones for Notre Dame football, after allegations of academic scandal hit the program on Friday, leading to the possibility of players being removed from the team and wins being vacated. Today, the team hosted former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett, someone who definitely knows what it means to go through adversity. After going numerous off-the-field issues that derailed his football career, Clarett has rebuilt his image and now works as an inspirational speaker.
In all likelihood, this appearance was booked before Notre Dame knew that this issue would pop up, but the timing is certainly interesting. Perhaps Clarett’s words will help the team focus on football and move past it.