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January 9, 2014

Daniels suspended for spring semester

Notre Dame's top returning wide receiver won't be returning to Notre Dame this spring.

Junior DaVaris Daniels has been suspended from the University for the spring semester, concluding a tumultuous season for the wide out who appeared primed to take over of TJ Jones as Notre Dame's top target in the passing game.

Irish Illustrated confirmed the suspension, which has also been reported by multiple media outlets. Two sources told Irish Illustrated that the suspension hinged on Daniels' grade point average.

ESPN.com reached Daniels, who offered the following statement:

"I understand that attending the University of Notre Dame is a privilege and with that comes a certain level of academic responsibility," Daniels said. "Therefore, I will not be attending Notre Dame in the Spring semester but fully expect to re-enroll in the Summer semester to earn my degree and continue playing football for the Irish!"

Brian Kelly is not expected to issue a statement on Daniels' suspension because of privacy laws.

Daniels is coming off a breakout junior season in which he posted 49 catches for 745 yards and seven touchdowns.

Without Daniels, Notre Dame's most experienced wide out during spring practice will be Chris Brown, who posted a career-high five catches in the Pinstripe Bowl. The rest of the depth chart includes CJ Prosise, Will Fuller, Torii Hunter Jr., James Onwualu and Corey Robinson, along with early enrollee Justin Brent.

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