- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson came about as clean as he probably will in discussing what caused his suspension from school, opening up in a video interview with Andy Staples posted Tuesday to SI.com.
Golson, who was suspended from the school this past May for what he had deemed "poor academic judgment," is currently in San Diego training with George Whitfield Jr. at his quarterback academy, Whitfield Athletix, after working out earlier this year at EFT Sports Performance just outside of Chicago in Highland Park, Ill.
"Basically, I had poor judgment on a test," Golson told SI. "It wasn't due to poor grades or anything like that."
Asked if he cheated on a test, Golson replied: "Yeahhh, something like that."
Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to a 12-1 record and berth in the Discover BCS National Championship last season, will have to be reinstated to Notre Dame for the spring semester. Should he return to school, he will be a redshirt junior next fall after losing a year of college eligibility this season.
The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native did not want to explore other potential schools during this time off.
"My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame, not necessarily to prove to anybody but just really doing it for me," Golson told SI. "I felt like that's something that I started and I didn't want to run away from it and go to a juco or go to another school. I was going to face it."
A full story on Golson is set to appear in this week's SI magazine.