Former ND football star Pinkett in hot water over remarks

Current Notre Dame sportscaster and Notre Dame football player Allen Pinkett is backtracking on some controversial remarks about the football program at Notre Dame.

Pinkett told a Chicago radio station that if a football program was to be successful they would have "to have a few bad citizens on the team."

"You can't have a football team full of choir boys," Pinkett said. "You get your butt kicked if you've got a team full of choir boys so you've got to have a little bit of an edge."

Coach Brian Kelly suspended quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese after they got into a scuffle with police back in May.

And Kelly also suspended Cierre Wood and Justin Utupo for violating team rules.

Pinkett has since apologized for the comments.

But it may not be enough.

The Notre Dame IMG Network, Pinkett's employer, released a statement Wednesday evening.

"The Notre Dame IMG Network is extremely disappointed in the comments made by Allen Pinkett in his radio interview. We completely disagree with those comments. As his employer, we will be determining disciplinary action to be taken."

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