Notre Dame QB Rees faces 4 misdemeanors

Junior arrested after incident at off-campus house party

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published On: May 04 2012 09:22:14 AM EDT
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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was charged with four misdemeanors on Thursday as a result of his arrest early Thursday morning, ESPN.com reported.

Rees was released from jail on Thursday on $250 bond, St. Joseph County police spokesperson Sgt. Bill Redman said, according to the report.

Rees, 19, was arrested as a result of an incident at an off-campus house party. At first, he was jailed on a preliminary felony charge of battery on a police officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest and alcohol charges. However, he was formally charged Thursday afternoon with minor consumption, two counts of resisting law enforcement and battery.

The reduction in charges means expulsion from school is no longer likely.

Linebacker Carlo Calabrese also was arrested, for disorderly conduct, and has since been released from jail after posting $150 bond.

"I am aware of last night's incident involving two of our football players," Coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. "I am of course very concerned given the nature of the allegations, but I am still gathering information. I'll withhold judgment until I can collect all the facts and speak with both Carlo and Tommy."

According to ESPN.ocm, police said Rees was among several people who jumped a fence and ran after officers arrived at the party. When an officer caught up to Rees, Rees scuffled with the officer.

Rees, a junior, is 12-4 as a starter at Notre Dame and is competing with three others players to be the Irish starter in 2012.