Five Notre Dame football players were arrested early Saturday morning after being pulled over for speeding. What do the arrests mean for the Irish moving forward?
Notre Dame takes on the Texas Longhorns in a matter of a couple of weeks from now, but that’s not the recent news that the Fighting Irish find themselves in.
Five players on the football team were arrested Saturday morning when police pulled the vehicle over with the five men in it for speeding, per ESPN.com.
In the car, police then found a handgun and marijuana in the car.
Safety Max Redfield, cornerback Ashton White, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running back Dexter Williams and linebacker Te’von Coney were each charged with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Redfield, Stepherson and Williams were also each charged with possession of a handgun without a license, which counts as a misdemeanor against each of them
.This is a low-blow for a Notre Dame team who has now had six players arrested in the span of the same day — with cornerback Devin Butler arrested Saturday morning on charges of resisting law enforcement and battery to law enforcement.
According to the Indiana State Police, the car was pulled over traveling 73 mph in a 60 mph zone. That’s when the officer smelt marijuana from the car and brought out a dog to conduct the search. Marijuana and a hand gun was seized from the vehicle, according to the report.
It’s unlikely that the five players arrested will see any time on the field, if any, when Notre Dame’s season against Texas kicks off on Sep. 4.
For a team with an abundance of talent and championship aspirations, this is thee last thing that head coach Brian Kelly wants to hear — albeit before the team has even began their season.
No officially disciplinary action has been taken by Notre Dame yet, but expect some decision to be made in the coming days for the players.
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