Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/12
Former Notre Dame running back Allen Pinkett reportedly has been removed from the radio broadcast for the Fighting Irish's season-opener Saturday against Navy in Dublin, Ireland. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, IMG Sports Media, which produces Notre Dame football broadcasts, released a statement Thursday about Pinkett, who works for the group as a radio analyst: "Allen Pinkett, a commentator on the IMG Notre Dame Radio Network who made unacceptable comments this week about student athletes, will not be part of this weekend's broadcast in Dublin. Notre Dame taking on Navy at the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin is an historic game showcasing the very best of American college sports. The event deserves to be free of distraction. Further decisions on this matter will be made in the coming days." On Wednesday, Pinkett had said a team needs to have some bad guys because it provides an edge. In a radio interview with Chicago's WSCR-AM, Pinkett said: ''I've always felt like, to have a successful team, you have to have a few bad citizens on the team.'' Pinkett said that's how Ohio State used to get an edge. ''They would have two or three guys that were criminals and that just adds to the chemistry of the team. So I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of a suspension, which creates edge on the football team,'' Pinkett said. Pinkett apologized for his comments later on Wednesday. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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