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Pinkett to miss 2 more games

The Notre Dame radio networks suspended former Irish running back and analyst Allen Pinkett without pay for two more games because of his comments about the team needing more bad guys to be successful.

Pinkett was removed from last Saturday's broadcast of the season-opening 50-10 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. He will also miss this weekend's home opener against Purdue and the road game at Michigan State on Sept. 15.

"Allen has done a great job for the Notre Dame IMG Radio network over the past four years, has a supportive fan base, and most importantly, has expressed deep heartfelt remorse for his choice of words, which were not in the spirit of college athletics," the Notre Dame IMG Radio Network said in a news release.

"After careful deliberation and thorough discussion, we believe the right decision is to allow a truly repentant Allen Pinkett an opportunity to return to the booth beginning with the fourth game of the college football season."

The network said a decision will be made later on who will accompany play-by-play announcer Don Criqui on the broadcasts of the games against Purdue and Michigan State.

Pinkett will return for Notre Dame's home game against Michigan on Sept. 22.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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