Notre Dame clears athlete of sexual assault charge

September 23, 2011 2:30:29 PM PDT
A Notre Dame athlete accused of sexually assaulting a young woman was cleared in a campus disciplinary hearing.

Elizabeth Seeberg, 19, of Northbrook, went to school at nearby St. Mary's College. She committed suicide after accusing the man of touching her breasts in August 2010.

The hearing where the athlete was cleared actually happened back in February.

This week, his attorney released the letter that cleared the student to the South Bend Tribune.

The Seeberg family isn't happy about the ruling. In a statement, the family said, "the investigation of my daughter's claim was wholly inadequate. It was too little, too late to ever get to the truth."

The statement goes on to say that "Notre Dame's process did not have credibility. Nor does the result."