Notre Dame is Catholic, not choir boys

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly run on to the field for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly run on to the field for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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STANFORD, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly run on to the field for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

"“And then you see this frenzy, if you will, of these stories out there … ‘Hey, this girl was a little wacky, crazy. She had a history, maybe a prior suicide attempt is out there’ — which is absolutely untrue…Maybe a prior, as far as a similar complaint — completely untrue. That was spun out there pretty good."

Thirteen members of the Seeberg family attended Notre Dame or St. Mary’s. No one, including Kelly, reached out to their family to express regret over what happened. Seeberg said:

"“We approached ND at a time when we were very raw, very vulnerable and very trusting, that they would live this higher standard of doing the right thing. And so it is just really the profound disappointment that something we believed in so deeply let us down.”"

Notre Dame’s history of sexual assaults did not go without authorities higher up than district attorneys in South Bend noticing about the coverups at Notre Dame.

Per the Chicago Tribune article, the U.S. Department of Education investigated how Notre Dame handled sexual assaults in the past. Notre Dame and the USDOE came to an agreement that Notre Dame would institute as the Tribune described “wide-ranging reforms” in the way they would handle cases.

Yet a year later, another sexual assault allegation seemed to go unpunished.