Read more: Notre Dame fans warned to avoid Mexico during Sun Bowl trip to El Paso
Players from both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes have been banned from crossing the border into Mexico during their free time before the Sun Bowl.
In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities, as such a threat and temptation for his players that he has taken his players passports away before they fly to El Paso, according to the Globe and Mail.
The Miami Hurricanes also did not bring their passports. The teams also met with a local law enforcement officers to emphasize the dangers with the players.
El Paso is at the border to Cuidad Juarez which is the center of a massive drugs war. More that 3,000 people were murdered in this city in 2010 and most crimes go uninvestigated.