College Football

Notre Dame suspends WR Stepherson, RB Holmes

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ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes from football-related activities.

Coach Brian Kelly announced the suspensions Wednesday. The reason was not provided, but WNDU-TV reported Stepherson and Holmes were caught shoplifting clothing from a department store Friday night. They have not yet been charged or booked into jail.

Stepherson has 19 catches for 359 yards and five touchdowns. Holmes has run for 33 yards on eight carries.

No. 14 Notre Dame plays No. 16 LSU on Jan. 1 in the Citrus Bowl.

Stepherson is currently on probation as part of a plea agreement following an August 2016 arrest in nearby Fulton County for marijuana possession with four teammates. He also missed the first four games of this season, though no reason was given.

Updated December 20, 2017

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