Notre Dame Football and the Federal Case of Lizzy Seeberg’s Death

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In 2010 Notre Dame dealt with off the field concerns that were much bigger issues than just the gridiron; huge issues and topics that make football look very insignificant by comparison. Two very young people lost their lives in incidents connected to the program. The Declan Sullivan tragedy . And then there’s the Lizzy Seeberg case, which the state of Indiana closed. The next day, the Feds re-opened the case.

The incident allegedly occurred on September 1st 2010. The alleged assault victim, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Seeberg of Northbrook, IL was diagnosed with clinical depression and possibly committed suicide nine days later. (The overdose on anti-depressants was ruled a suicide) Seeberg’s alleged sexual assailant is currently on the Notre Dame football team.

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