(WSCR) In the wake of Allen Pinkett’s comments to The McNeil and Spiegel Show, where he said he believes Notre Dame needs “criminals” to be successful, the University has released a statement.

“Allen Pinkett’s suggestion that Notre Dame needs more ‘bad guys’ on its football team is nonsense,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. “Of course, Allen does not speak for the University, but we could not disagree more with this observation.”

Pinkett serves as the radio analyst for the Fighting Irish.

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