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Notre Dame Running Back Is No Longer With The Team

A general view of Notre Dame's football field.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: The band of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish performs during pre-game before a contest between Norte Dame and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman announced that running back C’Bo Flemister is no longer on the football program's roster.

During Thursday's press conference to begin spring practice, via The Athletic's Matt Fortuna, Freeman said the senior won't return to the Fighting Irish.

Flemister scored five touchdowns in consecutive seasons before tallying just three carries last year. Notre Dame suspended the Georgia native after he was charged with leaving the scene of a crime following a car accident last April.

Police reportedly found his BMW crashed at the scene with nobody inside and the keys missing. Flemister later admitted to leaving and agreed to a pretrial diversion program in August. Prosecutors will dismiss charges one year from the time of the agreement if certain conditions are met.

Freeman didn't elaborate on why Flemister is now no longer with the team.

Notre Dame will enter spring practice with 2021 leading rusher Kyren Williams, Chris Tyree, Audric Estime, and freshman Jadarian Price as its four running backs on scholarships.