Former ND player speaks out about sexual assault investigation

A former Notre Dame football player admits he was the player investigated in a suspected sexual battery case in 2010.

Prince Shembo has admitted that he was the Notre Dame football player who was investigated into the alleged sexual assault of Lizzy Seeberg in 2010.

He has denied the accusations.

She later committed suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs.

Now the girl’s father is speaking out.

During a radio interview on 87.7 FM,  Tom Seeberg reiterated his disappointment in the University and the county prosecutor that declined to press charges back in 2010.

Seeberg claims Notre Dame led a “superficial investigation.”

He says he had hoped that because Shembo has publicly acknowledged he was in fact the player accused in the investigation, the public and the University might better understand his fight to learn the truth about what happened in the events leading up to his daughter’s suicide.

Shembo’s lawyer tells the Chicago Tribune that his client has done nothing wrong, and that any suggestion that Notre Dame conducted a superficial investigation is unfair and inaccurate.

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2 comments

  • anomalous

    Don't believe the University of Notre Dame because all they care about is protecting their "shiny gold image". Our daughter was sexually assaulted on campus back in the 1990's and it was swept under the rug as well and she has emotional problems to this day and seeks counseling. The victim suffers the assault as well as destruction of their psyche while the offender goes scot free and possibly to offend again! We hope Mr. Seeberg succeeds in exposing the football player and the university!

  • Barrie Maguire

    First, Shembo didn't "admit" he was the one, he "acknowledged" it. The first implies that he's been hiding for four years which is not true. His role was well known from the beginning. The tragedy that followed this incident a few days later is terribly sad and there is no doubt that what happened in the dorm room surely contributed to Ms. Seeberg's depression, but no one will ever know how much. He went too far with her and I'm sure he will regret it the rest of his life. As for Notre Dame protecting it's reputation, if they were convinced that he had committed a criminal act he would have been kicked out of school. They do it all the time, athletes or not. And, please, let's stop presenting the "don't mess with Notre Dame Football" text message as if it had come from the Head Coach, instead of from some 18 year old jerk.


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