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Former ND linebacker breaks silence about alleged sexual battery

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We have an update on a story we first told you about Saturday night on FOX28 News at 10

Former Notre Dame linebacker, Prince Shembo broke his silence about his involvement in an alleged sexual battery in 2010. 

According to the Chicago Tribune, Shembo addressed the allegations at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, where he proclaimed his innocence.

The alleged sexual battery was against former Saint Mary's College student, Lizzy Seeberg in 2010. Seeberg committed suicide 10 days later.

According to, Shembo said he didn't do anything wrong. He said, "I'm pretty much, I'm the one who ended it and pretty much told the girl that we should stop, that we shouldn't be doing this and that's what happened."

In multiple reports, Shembo says he stayed silent about the case under orders from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Shembo says he wanted to talk about the incident to clear his name.

FOX28 spoke with Seeberg's father Sunday, who criticized how Notre Dame handled the situation in 2010. He says the family is not making any public comments on what Shembo has said.

We also reached out to Notre Dame Sports Information, we're still waiting to hear back.

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