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Published: Thursday, 5/3/2012

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees arrested after confrontation with police officers

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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees walks off the field after being injured in an Oct. 22, 2011, game in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees walks off the field after being injured in an Oct. 22, 2011, game in South Bend, Ind.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has been arrested and jailed on a preliminary felony charge following a confrontation with officers early Thursday, police said.

Rees, 19, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, battery to law enforcement, minor consumption and public intoxication, St. Joseph County police Sgt. Bill Redman said.

Redman said South Bend police officers arrested Rees and Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese and that he didn't know details of the incident or which charge against Rees was a felony.

Calabrese was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and released after posting $150 bond.

Rees of Lake Forest, Ill., was being held without bond until the county prosecutor's office decided on formal charges, Redman said.

Rees started 12 of 13 games as the Irish went 8-5 last season after starting four games as a freshman in the 2010 season. He was among four players competing during Notre Dame's spring practices for the starting quarterback spot this coming season.

"The university is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. "Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law."

Calabrese, 21, was a backup linebacker who played in every game last season after starting eight games as a sophomore during the 2010 season.



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