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Kelly says five players investigated for academic dishonesty won’t play Saturday

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says the five players held out of practices and the first five games of the season because of an academic dishonesty investigation will not be available Saturday when the sixth-ranked Irish host North Carolina.

Cornerback KeiVarae Russell, receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams, linebacker Kendall Moore and defensive back Eilar Hardy have been held out since August. The school has been investigating whether the players submitted papers and homework that had been written for them by others.

Kelly says none of the five players practiced this week.

The university issued a statement Sunday from spokesman Paul Browne, saying that hearings had been completed on Oct. 3 and the players would be informed about the decisions as soon as deliberations on each case were done.

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