Notre Dame has finished its hearings regarding alleged academic fraud committed by five football players, and has come to its conclusions on how it will discipline the players in question. However, according to a statement released today, the school will not announce the results of its hearings.
Instead, the university said that it is up to the five suspended players -- cornerback KeiVarae Russell, defensive end Ishaq Williams, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, safety Eilar Hardy and linebacker Kendall Moore -- to decide whether or not they want to disclose their punishments, if there are any.
Hearings for those withheld from football were completed on Friday. Decisions will be communicated individually to affected student-athletes and other students alike, as deliberations on each case conclude. As with other student academic records, the results of the review are confidential, and the University will not disclose them, although affected students may if they so choose. If it is determined that student-athletes would have been ineligible during past competition, Notre Dame will voluntarily impose appropriate sanctions, report our findings to the NCAA, and await its independent review.
None of the players have said anything yet. We'll keep you updated.