Friday night was terrible, embarrassing for Notre Dame
Any time a player is arrested, it’s rough on a college football team. This morning, it’s hard to imagine there’s a college football coach more frustrated than Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly.
The Fighting Irish had six players arrested Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Five Notre Dame players – Ashton White, Floyd Redfield, Kevin Stepherson Jr., Dexter Williams and Te’Von Coney – were arrested and jailed in Fulton County (Indiana, not Georgia) for possession of marijuana. Redfield, Stepherson and Williams face an additional charge for unlicensed possession of a handgun.
Notre Dame’s negative headlines didn’t stop there.
Senior CB Devin Butler was arrested early Saturday morning on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting law enforcement, according to an ESPN report.
The arrest occurred at a popular ND bar, the Linebacker Lounge.
When ESPN asked for comment on the six arrests, the school responded that it will determined if any additional sanctions are warranted, noting that “any student arrested on a felony charge faces dismissal from the university.”
Notre Dame would only cross paths with the SEC this year in a bowl game this year – assuming the Fighting Irish can still field a team come December.