Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
During a foolish and honest radio interview, Allen Pinkett, the former Notre Dame All-American, unwittingly exposed the cancer bubbling just beneath the surface of America's national pastime. "I've always felt like, to have a successful team, you've got to have a few bad citizens on the team," Pinkett told WSCR-AM 670. "That's how Ohio State used to win all the time. 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 suspension, which creates edge on the football team." Pinkett, as of this writing, is a color commentator for Notre Dame's radio broadcast. He's a Notre Dame employee, a football insider with access to coach Brian Kelly. The school's athletic director, Jack Swarbrick, quickly released a statement rebutting Pinkett's radio comments. Too late. You can't walk back Pinkett's words. A touch of criminality is what is neede...
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