Notre Dame kicks 2 players off team
Published 7:58 pm Monday, August 22, 2016
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame kicked starting safety Max Redfield off the team Sunday, suspended reserve cornerback Devin Butler indefinitely after they were arrested in separate incidents and said four others arrested with Redfield face internal discipline.
Coach Brian Kelly said in a statement he made the decision after meeting with the players, reviewing the evidence available to him and talking with team leaders.
“That process has only served to deepen my disappointment in the poor decisions made by these young men,” Kelly said. “Their conduct fell far short of what we expect from those who represent our football team and this great university.”
All six could still face additional discipline from the university. The players, who had been given the weekend off before the start of classes on Tuesday, got in trouble after completing preseason camp Friday.
Butler, who already was out until October with a broken foot, was taken into custody early Saturday after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar near campus. Officers had to use a stun gun to subdue Butler, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office said Butler faced possible charges of resisting law enforcement and battery to a police officer, both felonies.