Notre Dame starting safety denied sixth year by NCAA
Slaughter tore his left Achilles tendon against Michigan State on September 15 – just the third game of the season. He believed that this, along with the fact that he did not play as a freshman, would be good enough to earn him another year with the Irish.
However, the appeal process that he’d been working on did not come through after he was initially denied a sixth year of eligibility last month.
With Slaughter gone, Notre Dame will look to either upcoming junior Matthias Farley – a converted wide receiver – or Nicky Barrati, who saw limited action as a freshman in 2012.
Slaughter started 19 games in four seasons and played in 39, finishing with 98 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks. He has been invited to next Wednesday’s NFL Combine.
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