At least in South Bend, the free fall of Kevin Stepherson is complete.
According to 247Sports.com Stepherson, along with three other soccer players from Notre Dame – sophomore runners CJ Holmes and Deon McIntosh as well as defensive tackle junior Brandon Tiassum – have been expelled from the Fighting Irish program. No reasons or specific reasons were given for the dismissals.
Stepherson was one of four Irish players who were suspended for the Citrus Bowl LSU matchup with the wide receiver's suspension due to a handful of problems off the field.  Dec. 15, Stepherson was arrested for shoplifting. The day before that arrest, Stepherson was arrested at a traffic stop and charged with possession of marijuana, driving without a valid license and driving at high speed (he was recorded doing 80 in a 60 mph zone). To make matters worse, at the time of his twin arrest the receiver was already on probation for an arrest related to marijuana in August 2016.
In addition to the problems off the field, Stepherson was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 Season for reasons unrelated to the August 2016 arrest.
At the time of the second suspension, Stepherson led the Fighting Irish in receiving touchdowns with five and yards per catch at 18.9 despite missing a third of the regular season because of the first suspension. His 19 receptions and 359 receiving yards were good for third place on the team.
Another of the players who were fired, Holmes, was arrested along with Stepherson in the incident of shoplifting. Holmes ran for 32 yards on eight carries this season.
McIntosh was the fourth of the four players suspended for the bowl game. At the time of his suspension, McIntosh was third on the team in rushing yards with 368 yards and five touchdowns.
Tiassum played very sparingly last season, and was not looking for much more playing time in 2018.