Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter has lost his appeal for a sixth year of eligibility.
Slaughter had taken to Twitter Wednesday evening to announce what appeared to be his final status in the NCAA appeal process.
To which former teammate Kapron Lewis-Moore responded:
Notre Dame confirmed the NCAA’s decision Thursday morning, when assistant director of media relations Michael Bertsch Tweeted:
Slaughter was initially denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in January and had planned to appeal his case. He and a handful of teammates started a #FreeSlaughter movement on Twitter hoping to give his appeal some momentum.
Slaughter was sidelined for the majority of the 2012 campaign after rupturing his Achilles tendon against Michigan State in Week 3. Slaughter had also taken a redshirt his freshman year, but Notre Dame would have had to provided proof that Slaughter wasn’t psychically able to play his freshman year for the NCAA to grant a sixth year of eligibility.