Posted by Tom Fornelli
Notre Dame linebacker Kerry Neal is in his senior season, and since Neal came to South Bend, the Irish have gone 20-25 which is probably not what Neal thought he was signing up for. Something that is no doubt frustrating for Neal, the rest of his team, and fans of the once proud tradition at Notre Dame. Though those frustrations, while understandable, certainly do not condone actions like this.
That's Neal stomping on Navy slotback John Howell during Navy's 35-17 stomping of the Irish on Saturday. Head coach Brian Kelly is yet to address this play, and who knows if he's even aware of it at this point, but if he is then you would think that Neal would be suspended for at least a game.
It was a gutless act, and one that needs to be punished.
Hat tip: Her Loyal Sons via SportsByBrooks
UPDATE: During Brian Kelly's press conference on Tuesday afternoon the head coach said that he was aware of the play, but that he wouldn't be punishing Neal. Which is just, well, disturbing.