While we all knew that Tee Shepard left Notre Dame recently, we didn't know the reason. We liked to think that it was Brian Kelly's anger, maybe a dash of homesickness, or even a new found hatred for Notre Dame. In reality, Shepard is facing a potentially life-threating heart condition.
“I had known since high school that there was something with my heart, but I never knew it was anything serious,” Shepard said. “When I took my physical at Notre Dame, they saw it right away. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I dropped out and came home to figure out what to do next."
Shepard does say that he's planning to return to football though and I, for one, wish him good luck.
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