Notre Dame will not allow radio analyst Allen Pinkett to call Saturday's game in Dublin, Ireland, against Navy. Pinkett will be replaced in the booth by WNDU sports director Jeff Jeffers, according to a press release from IMG Notre Dame radio network announced. "Allen Pinkett, a commentator on the IMG Notre Dame Radio Network who made unacceptable comments this week about student athletes, will not be part of this weekend's broadcast in Dublin," IMG's statement read. "Don Criqui and Jeff Jeffers will handle the broadcast duties. Notre Dame taking on Navy at the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin is an historic game showcasing the very best of American college sports. The event deserves to be free of distraction. Further decisions on this matter will be made in the coming days." Pinkett made what athletic director Jack Swarbrick called "unacceptable comments" on WSCR-AM in Chicago on Wednesday. Pinkett said Notre Dame needed "bad citizens" and "criminals" to be successful and declined a chance to rephrase when the radio show hosts offered multiple opportunities to clarify. FOXSports.com's Jason Whitlock reported Pinkett was fired, but clarified that it was only a suspension.
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