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Irish lunch links: Will Mahone's status

Will Mahone is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, but the South Bend Tribune's Bob Wieneke reports that the receiver would like to return to the school, quoting Mahone's attorney, James Gentile, as saying that Mahone believes he is not allowed to go back to Notre Dame as long as felony charges against him are pending.

“That’s what the school has told him,” Gentile said. “If for some reason those felonies are reduced or something happens, then he’s free to reapply.”

The report says that Mahone was in Mahoning County Court for a pre-trial hearing Monday at which a July 23 preliminary hearing was set. Mahone entered not guilty pleas on the misdemeanor charges against him, and he is not required to enter a plea on the felony charges until after the preliminary hearing.

“He’s working hard. He’s doing a lot of things to straighten himself out. He’s working hard on himself right now,” Gentile said. “He’s trying to understand what happened here and why it happened and maybe address some of the issues. That’s what he’s trying to do.”

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