Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/10/14

And voila: IMG confirms that Allen Pinkett will not be part of #NotreDame radio broadcast this weekend.

— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) August 30, 2012

IMG spokesman on #NotreDame-Navy in Dublin: "The event deserves to be free of distraction." Further decisions on Allen Pinkett made later.

— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) August 30, 2012

Allen Pinkett won't be part of #NotreDame broadcast and "Further decisions on this matter will be made in the coming days," IMG says.

— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) August 30, 2012

Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune reported on his Twitter page that Notre Dame radio analyst Allen Pinkett was being sent home from Dublin and taken off the opening broadcast of the season against Navy.  Yesterday, Pinkett controversially said in a radio interview that Notre Dame needed more criminials and bad guys off the field to gain more success on the field.  That theory has never been provable.  In spite of a true lack of correlation or causation, the academic and cultural standards at Notre Dame have been used as an excuse for their lack of success in recent years.

Clearly, IMG, who broadcasts Notre Dame football, didn't appreciate the controversy created by the former Fighting Irish running back.  It's unknown whether or not Pinkett will return at all as it now appears his future as Notre Dame analyst is up in the air. 

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