June 21, 2007
Tim Prister's Point After
After hearing it yet another time, Mike Brey finally became annoyed.
He didn't want to hear it anymore. It didn't apply to life at Notre Dame. So save the comments.
Kyle McAlarney, his sophomore point guard, had been caught with marijuana in his car. Not only would he be suspended from the team for the balance of the season, but he also was dismissed from school, forcing him to return home for the semester.
At a state school, McAlarney likely would have received a slap on the wrist. At Notre Dame, it was just short of the death penalty.
"I got frustrated the two weeks after Kyle left us with (people saying), 'Well, at school X, it would be a (one) game (suspension).'
"I said, 'Wait a minute. The kids who are here and I myself that came to coach here, we know what we signed up for. We completely get it, and that's not the deal here.'"
You can't get caught smoking pot at Notre Dame and get away with a slap on the wrist. Call that archaic, outdated, or overly strict if you wish. But that's Notre Dame. You know that - or at least you should know that - when you choose to come to Notre Dame.
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