Nov. 16, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Tim Abromaitis (right) watches during a timeout in the first half against the Sam Houston St. Bearkats at the Purcell Pavilion. Abromaitis is serving a four game suspension for violating NCAA rules by playing in two exhibition games as a sophomore. Notre Dame won 74-41. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Abromaitis denied 6th year of eligibility

Forward Tim Abromaitis was rejected of his 6th year of NCAA eligibility. He and the school will not appeal the denial.

Abromaitis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on November 25 of last season and never returned to the team. He played in just 2 games in the 2011-12 season, averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds per game.

The star Irish player was red-shirted his sophomore year.

Tim was expected to be a vital part of this Notre Dame team, but his early departure caused him to be a leader on the bench. He was still at most games and was a great role model for the underclassmen on this team.

Scott Martin has also applied for a 6th year but he hasn’t received any decision from the NCAA. After transferring from Purdue his freshman year, Martin sat out his sophomore year. Then, early in his junior year, Scott tore his ACL in his left knee during in a preseason workout, which caused him to miss his entire junior season. These reasons make people believe Martin has a better chance of coming back for a 6th year.




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