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Member of ND support staff hospitalized after flight

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Notre Dame's team plane landed in South Bend around 10:50 p.m. central time and was met by emergency medical personnel. After an uncomfortable bit of assuming and speculating on social media, Notre Dame released this statement:

"Ernest Jones, director of player development and engagement for the University of Notre Dame football administrative staff, will remain overnight at Memorial Hospital of South Bend (Ind.) while undergoing further evaluation and treatment for dehydration.

Jones became ill with about two hours remaining on the Notre Dame football squad's Delta charter flight that returned from Dublin tonight following the 50-10 Irish win over Navy earlier in the day. The flight landed at Michiana Regional Airport about 11:50 p.m. Saturday and Jones was transported to Memorial at that time. Jones is listed in stable condition."

This is Jones' first year on the Notre Dame support staff after two years as associate head coach at Buffalo. He serves as a liason between the players and the coaching staff, as well as student welfare and development, and academic services.

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