Former RB says Irish need bad guys

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Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick took exception Wednesday to comments by former Irish running back and current radio analyst Allen Pinkett, who said a team needs to have some bad guys because it provides an edge.

In a radio interview with Chicago's WSCR-AM, Pinkett said: "I've always felt like, to have a successful team, you have to have a few bad citizens on the team.

In a statement before the team left for Dublin for Saturday's season opener against Navy, Swarbrick called Pinkett's comments "nonsense."

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