Notre Dame radio color man Allen Pinkett won't be in the booth for a Fighting Irish game until Sept. 22 against Michigan. The former two-time All-American was suspended three games by the Notre Dame IMG Radio Network after making some questionable comments last Wednesday regarding the suspension of four Irish players in a radio interview:
"That's how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals and that just adds to the chemistry of the team," Pinkett told WSCR-AM 670 last week. "I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of a suspension, which creates edge on the football team. You can't have a football team full of choirboys."
Pinkett apologized for his remarks on Tuesday, offering a "sincere and heartfelt apology to all those affected by my inappropriate comments." Notre Dame's Sept. 1 game against Navy was Pinkett's first game off; Jeff Jeffers filled in. It was not announced who will partner with Don Criqui the next two weeks.