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Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees Arrested And Jailed After Fleeing Police

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were both arrested on Thursday morning by St. Joseph County Police after fleeing officers dispatched to a rowdy house party in South Bend. As reported by Will Lee of the Chicago Tribune, both players attended a party that officers referred to as a "madhouse of people," and when the police arrived at the house Rees and Calabrese attempted to run away. Officers caught both players, and while Calabrese was booked on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and released after posting $150 bond, Rees caused quite a bit more trouble.

According to Sgt. Bill Redman of the St. Joseph County Police, Rees confronted police and had to be pepper-spayed prior to being taken into custody because he actively resisted arrest. As noted WSBT-TV, Rees was arrested for public intoxication, resisting law enforcement, minor consumption and battery to law enforcement-- a felony charge.

Notre Dame released the following statement regarding the arrests:

"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."

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