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Cornerback dismissed from Notre Dame football team

SOUTH BEND – Rashad Kinlaw is no longer a member of Notre Dame's football team, coach Brian Kelly announced after Friday's practice.

"I dismissed him from the program," Kelly said. "From a football standpoint, he didn't live up to the rules within our program that I lay out within our football program."

Kelly was unclear about whether Kinlaw remained at student at the university.

Kinlaw didn't play last season as a freshman and worked mainly with the scout team, including stepping in at quarterback – a position he played at Absegmi High School in New Jersey.

Kinlaw appeared to have a lot of ground to make up to play as a sophomore.

He was working with the third-team defense when the media was permitted to view practices this spring.

KeiVarae Russell and Cole Luke have been the two cornerbacks working with the first-team defense, and Notre Dame has Matthias Farley, Jalen Brown and Josh Atkinson working at corner this spring. The Irish will also add Cody Riggs, a fifth-year transfer from Florida, and Devin Butler, who is limited during the spring after shoulder surgery, to the mix in the fall.

Kinlaw is the first member of Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class, which was rated No. 3 nationally by Rivals.com, to leave the program.

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