College football notebook: Suspended Irish QB hints that he cheated on test
Suspended Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said he used “poor judgment on a test,” which is what got him suspended for the fall semester.
“It wasn’t due to poor grades or anything like that,” Golson told Sports Illustrated in a video posted by the magazine. Asked directly whether he cheated on a test, Golson said: “Yeeeeeeeaaaahhh, something like that.”
“Like I said, I’m just going to leave it at poor judgment,” he said. Asked again whether it involved cheating, Golson responded: “Test situation.”
Golson previously said that he was suspended for using poor academic judgment, but he didn’t specify the context. He said in the interview that what he did was considered a violation of the honor code.
Golson said being out of college has been “humbling.” He said it hurts to watch the Irish play.
Scheelhaase’s dad banned from Illinois campus
The father of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has been banned from campus in Champaign for a year, after he was arrested following an altercation at Saturday’s game against Michigan State, university police said yesterday.
Nathan Creer was arrested after an argument that involved at least five people at Memorial Stadium, police chief Jeff Christensen said. Christensen said he didn’t know what caused the altercation but alcohol appeared to be a factor. “(Creer) resisted and obstructed the officer’s efforts to remove him from the incident,” Christensen said.
Creer, 51, pleaded not guilty on Monday to resisting an officer, a misdemeanor. He played college football at Iowa in the 1980s.
• Defensive end Ben Gardner, a fifth-year senior and co-captain for sixth-ranked Stanford, is out for the season because of an injury to his left pectoral muscle that will require surgery. He ends his career with 34 tackles and 171/2 sacks.
• Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley is out two to four weeks after surgery on his right thumb, which was injured in a loss to Alabama last week. Freshman Joshua Dobbs will make his first start on Saturday at No. 10 Missouri.