ND QB loses himself the starting job...

Hoffman

Guess who's back? Hoffman's back
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...if not his scholarship

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/notre-...-ncaaf.html;_ylt=AoG7jtqokrbCbUbn1KKHRrM5nYcB

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Police pepper-sprayed Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and put him in jail early Thursday after he allegedly he raised his knee and knocked the wind out of a police officer who had chased him down following an off-campus house party.
Linebacker Carlos Calabrese also was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication after he tried to intercede while Rees was being arrested. South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent said Calabrese twice told officers: ''My people will get you.''
Rees was among about five people who jumped a backyard fence and ran after officers arrived to break up a loud party several blocks from campus about 12:30 a.m. following the last day of Notre Dame's spring semester classes, Trent said.
When an officer caught up with Rees, the 19-year-old raised his knee into the officer and they both fell down, Trent said. Rees continued to resist so the officer pepper-sprayed the quarterback so officers could handcuff him, Trent said.
Rees was jailed on a preliminary felony charge of battery on a police officer and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, minor consumption and public intoxication. Trent said Rees registered 0.11 percent on a blood-alcohol test.
Because of the felony charge, Rees remained in custody without bond until he is arraigned before a judge. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office was reviewing the charges. An initial court appearance wasn't immediately scheduled, said Lora Bentley, the prosecutor's office spokeswoman.
Trent said police arrested Calabrese after he became angry when it became clear Rees was being arrested, then uttered his warning.
''I have no idea what that means but it's obviously some sort of threat,'' Trent said.
Trent said some people in the crowd pulled Calabrese, 21, back into the yard away from the officers. Trent said Calabrese repeated the threat several minutes later and started trying to push through the people who were trying to restrain him. That's when he was arrested, Trent said.
He was released after posting $150 bond. Calabrese, who is from Verona, N.J., was a backup linebacker who played in every game last season after starting eight games as a sophomore during the 2010 season.
Rees, who is from Lake Forest, Ill., started 12 of 13 games as the Irish went 8-5 last season after starting four games as a freshman in the 2010 season. He was among four players competing during Notre Dame's spring practices for the starting quarterback spot this coming season.
''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.''
Brown said the university would have no further comment. A message seeking comment from coach Brian Kelly was left Thursday for Brian Hardin, Notre Dame's director of football media relations.
Trent said no one else at the party was arrested or cited and that none of the others who fled from the party was caught.
It'll be interesting to see what Mr. Calabrease meant with his comments.
 

Jon the Cop

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Probably best that these fucks get kicked out of school now. If you are SUPPOSED to be some great football player and you can't outrun the police....you might as well be playing for Indiana State. Hell, I bet ISU is sending recruiters to their jail cells. They love fuck ups and gang members, why not these two.
 
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Well at least we know ahead of time what the Irish will blame for sucking this season.
 

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Awwwww shit!

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Prosecutors charged Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese with a misdemeanor count of intimidation Wednesday for allegedly making threatening remarks to a police officer after quarterback Tommy Rees was arrested near an off-campus party.
The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office announced its decision less than two weeks after police recommended on May 3 that he be charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
According to a probable cause affidavit, South Bend Police Officer Dorian Finley said he arrived at the party after another officer had chased someone who fled the party and reported that he was in a fight. Finley said about 12 people began gathering on the street around officers and he told them to get on the sidewalk.
Calabrese became vocal and said Rees was his teammate, Finley said. Calabrese then walked toward the curb while talking on the phone, but remained on the street. Finley said he again asked Calabrese to get on the sidewalk. Finley said after a brief verbal exchange, Calabrese stepped on the sidewalk, but then walked back into the street. He then asked Finley if he was a Notre Dame football fan.
When Rees was taken away, Finley said Calabrese told him: ''My people will get you.'' Finley asked Calabrese whether he was threatening him, and Finley said Calabrese repeated: ''My people will get you.''
Finley said people in the crowd grabbed Calabrese and walked him toward the house. Finley returned to his car. But when he saw a commotion, Finley walked back and saw people restraining Calabrese. Finley ordered Calabrese to come to him. Finley says Calabrese walked away and said ''he was done.'' Finley said when he again ordered Calabrese to come to him, Calabrese started walking faster. So Finley ran after him and placed him under arrest.
Calabrese was released later on a $150 bond.
That all happened after Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested after he allegedly ran from away and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him and continued to resist even after being knocked down. Police said Rees was among about five people who jumped a backyard fence and ran after officers arrived to break up the party.
The 19-year-old Rees was charged with one count of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. He was released on $250 bond.
Rees, who is from Lake Forest, Ill., started 12 of 13 games as the Irish went 8-5 last season after starting four games as a freshman. He is among four players competing for the starting quarterback position this coming season.
Calabrese, who is from Verona, N.J., was a backup linebacker who played in every game last season after starting eight games as a sophomore during the 2010 season.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has acknowledged the incident and the school has said any discipline will be handled internally.
Both players were scheduled to make a court appearance Thursday.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/notre-dame-linebacker-charged-intimidation-211242498--ncaaf.html


More excuses for ND fans this year. Oh well, fuck em. ROLL TIDE!