Questions Without Answers in Tragedy

Questions Without Answers in Tragedy

Her name is Lizzy Seeberg. His name? We don't know his name. We just know he played football for Notre Dame in 2010 when he was accused of sexually assaulting Seeberg, a freshman at nearby St. Mary's College, in his dorm room. And we know he plays for Notre Dame still, and in fact will play for Notre Dame on Monday night against Alabama in the national championship game.

We know he was never charged with a crime, but I don't know what to make of that.

Because we know Lizzy Seeberg is dead. She killed herself 10 days later in 2010. And although Seeberg spoke to police the day after the incident, after going to a hospital to get checked for assault -- nurses swabbed her upper body for saliva -- charges were never filed. Not without a living victim. According to the local prosecutor, Seeberg's statement to police most likely "would be found inadmissible in a court of law because of evidentiary rules involving hearsay."

Lizzy Seeberg was 19 when she died. He is alive, whoever he is. And on Monday night he will represent Notre Dame as it plays for its first national championship in 24 years.

And I don't know what to make of that, either.

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