Demetrius shows up at Irish game

The last time the Irish played a football game at Notre Dame Stadium, Demetrius Jones was the starting quarterback.

But just three weeks later, Jones wasn't even allowed onto the field.

Jones abruptly left the Irish before the Michigan game last week.

A source tells Newscenter 16 that Jones was in the stadium with a student ticket and attempted to make his way to the Notre Dame sideline, but was denied access.

Newscenter 16 did catch up with Jones following the game as he waited for former teammates to exit the Stadium.

"This is the way I would have liked to have left the school," Jones said to a small group of media members.

"As a student, I got a chance to see a bunch of my classmates. I got a chance to see a bunch of the fans, the players, a couple of coaches."

"This is a way to show my appreciation that even though what happened to me was unfortunate and it was not what I would have liked, it happened."

As Jones began walking away, he was asked what was next.

"I got decisions like I'm in a high school recruiting process again."

Jones then walked over and spoke with some of his former teammates, including Pat Kuntz.

Jones is currently enrolled at Northern Illinois. He and Notre Dame are now working on a list of schools he can potentially transfer to.

Schools that are on Notre Dame's future schedule will not be on the list.

Northern Illinois is also not on the list at this time.


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