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Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:17 am
Edited on: October 11, 2011 10:22 am
 



By Jeff Borzello

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey announced on Tuesday that forward Tim Abromaitis will miss the first four games of the regular season due to a violation during the 2008-09 season.

In his sophomore campaign, Abromaitis played in two exhibition games and then sat out the rest of the season as a redshirt. The NCAA allows freshmen to play in preseason games and still redshirt – but not sophomores, juniors or seniors. According to the rule, Abromaitis technically used a season of eligibility with those two games.

“This certainly was an unfortunate misunderstanding that I had of the NCAA rule,” Brey said in a statement. “I discovered that I had misinterpreted the rule midway through the 2008-09 season and immediately reported it to our compliance office.”

Abromaitis will use his fifth year of eligibility this season, after sitting out four games against Mississippi Valley State, Detroit, Sam Houston State and Delaware State. He will return against Missouri in the CBE Classic semifinals on November 21. It doesn't seem like the Fighting Irish will have much trouble dispatching any of the first four teams, although Ray McCallum and Detroit could pose a threat. In Abromaitis' place, Jerian Grant will get an opportunity to provide a perimeter boost. The slasher sat out his freshman season, but is very aggressive at both ends of the floor. 

Abromaitis, a 6-foot-8 Connecticut native, averaged 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds last season. He shot nearly 43 percent from 3-point range.

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Comments

Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

That may be two of the most self-contradicting sentences I've ever read. Inciting hatred and "no one giving two shits" are literally exact opposites.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

I love how ND incites so much hatred.  It must suck to like a team that no one gives two shits about either way.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:54 pm
 

This is one to appeal....

"No fault of his own," may be the key term here.  He should appeal it, and let a lawyer make his case for him.  At the very least, he could get it reduced. 



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

also rape



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

A school with ND money can't pay someone to know the rules -  I read the rule, it's not that complicated.   Typical ND, too stupid to know the rules and then whine about them.  If he got a DUI or killed a student photographer he wouldn't have any penalty at ND



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

He should be penalized.  A rule is a rule.  If he found out in the middle of the 08-09 season that he wasn't permitted to redshirt than he should have just played as a normal player that year.  Its pretty simple.  And I don't understand....the rule is not that complicated.  Maybe Mike Brey should pay more attention to the obvious.



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

You read where Coach Brey stated "he" misunderstood the rule.  He played in two exhibition prior to redshirting.  If there is a penalty for the school, it should be very minor...and a four game suspension fits the bill.  I see no need to penalize the school and especially see no need to penalize Tim one bit more. 

ND will struggle even with Abromaitis this year.  This decision is not going to impact any player or team in the big east.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

Thats what it sounds like to me.  Why does he get special treatment?  Because he goes to the most spoiled University east of the Mississippi?



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis suspended four games

So what you're really saying is he shouldn't be eligible this season because his 4 years are up since he shouldn't have been allowed to redshirt?


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