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NCAA issues stiff penalty against Notre Dame

Notre Dame to appeal NCAA decision. (Source: KWES) Notre Dame to appeal NCAA decision. (Source: KWES)
NOTRE DAME, IN (KWES) -

The University of Notre Dame says they will appeal the NCAA's decision to vacate the football teams wins in 2012 and ‘13.

According to a Division I Committee on Infractions Panel, a former student athletic trainer violated NCAA ethical conduct rules, when she committed academic misconduct for 2 student athletes and 6 other football players, with impermissible academic extra benefits.

In a statement, Notre Dame officials say she wrote papers for student athletes. As a result, the athletes played, ineligible, during the 2012-13 and the 2013-14 seasons.

The Fighting Irish must vacate 21, total wins. Notre Dame went 12-0 in 2012. But, were beat by Alabama in the National Championship Game.

Notre Dame has been fined five thousand dollars, placed on probation for one year and issued a public censure.

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