Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly prepares to lead his team onto the field for the second half agains the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field. Pitt won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Notre Dame Football program under investigation for academic fraud

Less than two weeks before the college football season is about to begin, we could have our first scandal coming out, as Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Notre Dame Football program is under investigation for academic fraud.

There were rumors this morning that the Fighting Irish could be being probed, however those reports were not confirmed until Forde reported it just a few moments ago.

As of right now, the word is that four members of the football team were given illegal academic assistance, and it allegedly happened during the 2012 season. the year in which the team went undefeated and played in the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama.

Right now, no names of players allegedly involved in the wrongdoing are being reported with legitimacy, therefore we will not list them here, as those claims are unsubstantiated at this time.

But now we do know that the program is being investigated for academic fraud, and as more information from this comes out, we will keep you updated as soon as possible.

Also, it should be noted that whether or not head coach Brian Kelly had any involvement or knowledge in what was allegedly happening in South Bend is not known.

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