SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame basketball player Jerian Grant says he appreciates his teammates more after being suspended from school and missing the second half of last season for what he calls an academic mistake.
"When you go off on your own by yourself, or even if you have some guys that you hang with, it's not the guys that you've been with for three or four years," Grant said Thursday in his first comments to the media since being suspended in December. "Just being able to be around those guys that have been like brothers to you is something that was really important to me."
Grant wouldn't elaborate on what he had done to be suspended, but confirmed he went through the same honor code process that five football players who are being withheld from practices and games are going through. He said he hasn't talked to any of the football players involved. He said he thought the process was fair.