Six Notre Dame football players were arrested overnight Friday into Saturday in two separate incidents.
An initial court hearing has been set Tuesday, August 30th at 8:30am for five players who were arrested in Fulton County late Friday night. Max Redfield, Ashton White, Te’Von Coney, Dexter Williams and Kevin Stepherson were pulled over around 10pm Friday in Fulton County for possession of marijuana. Redfield, Stepherson Jr. and Williams also face an additional charge for possession of a handgun without a license. No formal charges have been made yet, however, against the five players arrested in Fulton County.
On Sunday, Irish football coach Brian Kelly announced that Redfield, a starting senior safety, had been dismissed from the team while White, Coney, Williams (sophomores) and Stepherson (freshman) will face internal discipline from the team. Kelly also indefinitely suspended cornerback Devin Butler.
Butler was arrested in South Bend outside the Linebacker in a separate incident early Saturday morning. Prosecutors have not yet filed formal charges against Butler although they say they’ve found probable cause against him. An initial hearing date won’t be finalized until formal charges are presented.
According to court documents, Butler lunged at and shoved the woman. An officer grabbed Butler, pushed him away from the woman, and told him to stay back.
Butler reportedly cursed at the officers and tackled one of them to the ground, hitting him several times. Officers eventually detained Butler using a taser and arrested him.
He reportedly apologized while being transported to jail, saying he’d been incredibly emotional and intoxicated.