ND Coach: Cheap Shot Warrants No Punishment

John Walters of AOL Fanhouse and Brian Hamilton of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE followed up with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly today about the cheap shot delivered by Notre Dame linebacker Kerry Neal on Navy slot back John Howell during the Midshipmen’s 35-17 win over the Irish Saturday.

John Howell

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Hamilton Tweeted from Kelly’s press conference:

NotreDame coach Brian Kelly on whether there’s anything about Kerry Neal “stomp” video to deal with: “We don’t believe so.”

Walters, who asked the question of Kelly, sent out a similar Tweet.

Surprising that Kelly said he didn’t think the actions by O’Neal demanded - at the very least - a reprimand.

Especially considering the SEC-encouraged one-game suspension doled out to Florida Gator linebacker Brandon Spikes last season for the eye-gouging of Georgia running back Waushaun Ealey.

Maybe now we have the real reason Notre Dame doesn’t want to be in a conference.