State Prosecutor Looking at Notre Dame Sexual Assault Case


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2010 has certainly seen a lot of negative publicity for the most storied program in all of college football. Today, veen more bad news relating to the Notre Dame football program.

According to Chicago Breaking Sports.com:

St. Joseph County prosecutors have received a police report from Notre Dame involving an allegation of a sexual attack by a football player more than two months ago, officials said today.

Prosecutor Michael Dvorak said campus police forwarded a “voluminous” report to his office on Friday but that he was unaware of it until Sunday, when the Tribune published a story detailing the university’s handling of the case.

Dvorak said he had not yet finished reading the file and could not speak to its specific contents.

The incident allegedly occurred on September 1st. The alleged assault victim, Elizabeth Lizzy Seeberg of Northbrook, IL was diagnosed with clinical depression and possibly committed suicide nine days later. The alleged assailant is currently on the team.

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Photo credit: Notre Dame student newspaper The Observer, courtesy of St. Mary’s college.

According to ESPN Chicago.com:

Seeberg was a student at St. Mary’s College, near Notre Dame. She died on Sept. 10 of a suspected drug overdose, according to the Tribune, citing the sheriff’s office.

Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said the school has a longstanding process in place to determine if policies or laws have been broken by its students. And in accordance with university policies and federal student privacy laws, he said the university is restricted from discussing specific cases.

Comments

  1. Funny how this works – Only with ND would they publish the name of the victim but not the player – sounds like South Bend and Gainesville are sister cities.

  2. to be fair, she was a St. Mary’s student and not a ND student.

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