SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame has reported three possible rules violations to the NCAA, including one in which a part-time tutor wrote a paper for a student-athlete.
The athlete no longer is at Notre Dame and the tutor was fired, the school said in a statement. The university's statement also disclosed a student-athlete's alleged misuse of complimentary tickets and an allegation that a student-athlete received extra benefits.
The identities of the individuals involved were not disclosed by school officials.
Notre Dame's statement came just days after senior quarterback Eric Chappell, who was dropped from the team for "internal team discipline," was reported to have been involved in both the ticket and extra-benefits cases.
Notre Dame's student newspaper, the Observer, quoted an anonymous source who said Chappell offered to sell him and a 1998 Notre Dame graduate two tickets for the Sept. 4 Notre Dame-Michigan game for $50 each.
The source said he had previously received free tickets from Chappell and other players and claimed the 1998 graduate had given Chappell at least a dozen gifts over the last 18 months.
Chappell has told the Tribune of South Bend all the allegations are false and that he was not involved.
In the statement, Notre Dame also asked the NCAA to delay its final report on a case involving contact between former booster Kim Dunbar and as many as a dozen players while the new allegations are reviewed.