Not since the days of Paul Hornung disgracing the NFL has a gambling scandal hit close to Notre Dame. It has been confirmed that a high-ranking Notre Dame official has been caught, not only betting on Saturday's game against the University of Southern California, but betting on the Trojans.
Students, fans, players, and administrators were upset to learn today that Touchdown Jesus was betting on USC. Not only betting on the Trojans, but laying the points, too. Calls to the deity were not returned on Friday morning, but a source close to the situation confirmed that Touchdown Jesus had laid a big number for USC.
"It is true," an anonymous source said. "If it should be clear to anybody, it should be clear to him that USC has too much talent to overcome Notre Dame"
But what about all of the Catholics that will feel let down?
"To be truthful, he is actually a Presbyterian."
The scandal already has started to hurt Notre Dame financially. Coach Charlie Weis said that he has heard from many parents of recruits that are concerned. But more importantly, Weis was dropped as the Round Table Pizza spokesman.