Notre Dame’s Rees and Calabrese suspended for Ireland season opener

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University of Notre Dame senior linebacker Carlo Calabrese and junior quarterback Tommy Rees have both been suspended for the opening game of the 2012 season, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced today.

“Our players understand that it’s a privilege to be associated with the University of Notre Dame and its football program, but with that comes great responsibility,” Kelly said.

“Carlo and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions. This conduct was inconsistent with my expectations for our football program – especially our veteran, team leaders.

Carlo and Tommy will not travel with the team to Ireland and can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions.”

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