Thursday, May 3, 2012

Two Notre Dame Players Arrested

Well Crap. 

This really wasn’t what I wanted to wake up to, and to be fair – I could have just hidden under a rock and ignored it.

Instead, just like anything else….this is news and needs to be reported and passed along to S&B Fans.

South Bend police have been known to be fairly draconian when it comes to alcohol enforcement, especially towards ND Fans, Students and Players.  So, my initial reaction was – here we go again.

However, if Tommy did resist arrest and assault an officer – I have no sympathy for him.

Carlos on the other hand, a player I have met several times and really liked, could be another issue.  If it was his home, and all he was doing was arguing – I don’t know if that was worth the arrest instead of just a ticket.

I guess this cleans up the 4 Way QB Derby at ND now.

CRAP – Now I will be in a bad mood all day.



Notre Dame quarterback Rees, linebacker Calabrese arrested

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were arrested early Thursday morning after an incident with South Bend Police on the 700 block of Notre Dame Avenue, Sgt. Bill Redman tells NewsCenter 16.

It's news WNDU first reported.

The charges against Rees include a felony. He was arrested for resisting law enforcement, battery to law enforcement, minor consumption and public intoxication.

Police were called to the home on Notre Dame Avenue due to a noise complaint. Rees, who does not turn 20 until May 22nd, freaked out at the site of police according to a source and tried to run off. When he was caught, he hit an officer.

Calabrese was arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after arguing with officers.

Both were booked into the St. Joseph County jail at 12:35 a.m. Thursday.

Calabrese was released on $150 bond at 3:45 a.m. Rees remains in jail and could remain in custody for up to 48 hours. A judge must decide a bond since Rees is facing a felony charge.

Classes at Notre Dame ended on Wednesday. Calabrese is wrapping up his junior year.

"The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. "Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law."

Rees has ended each of the last two seasons as the Notre Dame starting quarterback. He is in the middle of a 4-way battle to be the starter for the upcoming.

Stay with NewsCenter 16 and for the latest on this developing story.

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