Tommy Rees Suspended: Irish QB 1 Of 2 Players Suspended For Team's Opener Vs. Navy

On Tuesday, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly announced that he has suspended quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese for the team's season-opener against Navy that will be played in Dublin, Ireland on Sept. 1.

"Our players understand that it's a privilege to be associated with the University of Notre Dame and its football program, but with that comes great responsibility," Kelly said. "Carlo and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions.

"This conduct was inconsistent with my expectations for our football program - especially our veteran, team leaders. Carlo and Tommy will not travel with the team to Ireland and can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions."

Rees and Calabrese were arrested following a party of on May 3 of this year. Rees pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges at a court date in July and was sentenced to 330 days of probation and 50 hours of community service. Calabrese was charged with (misdemeanor) intimidation and has a court date on Aug. 10.

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