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UPDATE: Golson says "poor academic judgement" led to suspension

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Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the university.  Notre Dame spokesperson Dennis Brown confirmed Golson's status to FOX 28 Saturday night.  Brown could not give anymore information about Golson.

Golson released this statement, Sunday:

"Dear Notre Dame Community,

I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term. 

I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community.

I chose to attend Notre Dame because of its mission to develop me both on and off the football field.

My parents and the community I grew up in have instilled values in me that have and will continue to allow me to be successful in the future.  There have been many lessons learned as I worked to become the starting quarterback at Notre Dame and each was a result of Coach Kelly's belief in me as an athlete and a person.

At this point, I understand how my integrity could be in question but I want to reassure my supporters that through this experience I will return a better student athlete as well as a better individual.

Lastly, I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014.

Thanks,

Everett Golson"

Golson helped lead the Irish to the National Championship game in 2012 and was the projected starter for next season.

Golson was 187 of 318 passing, a 58.8 completion rate, with 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions as the Irish went 12-1, losing 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game. He had a pass efficiency rating of 131.01, placing him 62nd among quarterbacks nationwide.

The departure of Golson leaves the Irish with senior Tommy Rees, who started 12 games in 2011, senior Andrew Hendrix and freshman Malik Zaire at quarterback.

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The Associated Press Contributed to this story.

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