6 Notre Dame Football Players Face Disciplinary Action After Arrests

Shown are the six Notre Dame football players who are facing disciplinary action after arrests in two separate incidents Aug. 20, 2016.

Notre Dame has started taking disciplinary action against the six football players who were arrested over the weekend in two separate incidents, officially dismissing starting safety Max Redfield and indefinitely suspending reserve cornerback Devin Butler, WSBT 22 reports.

The four other remaining players are still on the team but will face internal discipline, the news station notes.


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly released a statement Sunday, slamming the behavior of the players.

"The expectations we set for the members of our team are high, but they are especially so for the upperclassmen who are expected to provide leadership and a positive example to the other members of the team. Max and, at least at this stage in the review of his case, Devin have failed in that regard and so have lost the privilege of continuing to be part of our team," Kelly said.


Kelly warned that the players' standing with the team is still volatile, pending any further penalties from the justice system and the university.

"In making this announcement, it is important to stress that all of the players involved in these two incidents remain subject to justice system and university discipline, and those processes could yet impact their standing with the university and the team," he added.


According to the report, Redfield was one of five players—including running back Dexter Williams, linebacker Te'von Coney, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson Jr. and cornerback Ashon White—who were pulled over for speeding Saturday morning. Authorities said they found marijuana and a loaded, unregistered handgun in the vehicle.

All five were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to CBS News, while Redfield, Stepherson and Williams face an additional charge of possession of an unlicensed handgun.


Butler was arrested after allegedly tackling and striking a South Bend, Ind., police officer Saturday. According to WSBT22, he could face felony charges of battery to a police officer and resisting law enforcement.

Read more at WSBT22 and CBS News.

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