According to an ABC57 report, five Notre Dame football players were arrested in an incident in Indiana on Friday evening for misdemeanor marijuana and gun charges.
Those five players: Cornerback Ashton White, safety Max Redfield, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running back Dexter Williams, and linebacker Te'Von Coney. According to the report, all five face a marijuana possession charge, while Redfield, Stepherson, and Williams face charges of handgun possession without a license.
According to the Indiana State Police, the group was pulled over for speeding, and a subsequent search reveal the drugs and the handgun in the vehicle.
In a separate incident that occurred early on Saturday morning, senior defensive back Devin Butler was arrested for battery on law enforcement and resisting law enforcement. According to ESPN, that incident occurred at a bar near Notre Dame's campus.
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The arrests could lead to some pretty significant suspensions for the Fighting Irish. Redfield — a starter — was one of Notre Dame's top defensive backs in 2015, as he recorded 64 total tackles and an interception. Butler has almost never missed a game, playing in 37 contests over his first three seasons in South Bend. Coney and Williams were also expected to have bigger roles this year, as both got decent playing time last season as freshman.
Head coach Brian Kelly will have a lot to be dealing with over the next several days, as this was one of the last distractions you want right before the start of the season.
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