Notre Dame, Miami Ban Players From Crossing Border

(WSCR) – As Notre Dame and Miami prepare for their Sun Bowl matchup, both schools have taken precautions to ensure player safety.

Players from Notre Dame and Miami will not be allowed to cross the border into one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities during their free time before the Sun Bowl.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly took his team’s passports before the Fighting Irish flew to El Paso as a precaution. The Hurricanes didn’t bring passports, either, and met with both local law enforcement and the FBI on Sunday shortly after arriving in Texas to further underscore the potential dangers of crossing the border.

Fans from both schools have also been urged to be cautious. El Paso borders the Mexican city of Cuidad Juarez, which is wrapped in a drug war. Officials say more than 3,000 people have been killed there this year alone, and the vast majority of crimes in the city are never investigated.

The Sun Bowl is Friday, and can be heard on The Score, 670 AM, starting at 1:PM.

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  • Chet's Inflated Ego

    Yup, PLAYER safety first at ND.

    • Jon, Montgomery

      hahahahahaha, good one chet

      but it shouldn’t be funny, notre dame is becoming miami(FL)

  • Chet's Inflated Ego

    It’s sad, Jon.

    ND used to stand for something.
    Now all it stands for is $

  • Jon, Montgomery

    bernsy is back on thursday, hopefully we get a new blog, right now i don’t really know where to post my mindless thoughts, lol

  • Chet's Inflated Ego

    I think that Bernsie is back tomorrow and Thursday with Rozner.
    I agree…hard to find a place for a brain-dump!

    My son graduated from ND.
    I have a post-Doc degree from Miami.
    Yet I couldn’t give two sh!ts about this game.

  • mom cares

    Brian Kelly cares about his players lives but not the videographers lives. This has been demonstrated

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