Tommy Rees, Irish Teammate Suspended For Navy Game

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were arrested, Rees on a felony assault charge.

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Notre Dame Suspends Tommy Rees For Season Opener

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will open the 2012 football season in Ireland on Sept. 1, playing against the Navy Midshipmen. Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees will not be joining them.

The Associated Press reports that Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese have been suspended for the season opener. The two players were arrested following an off-campus party in early May. Rees was accused of assaulting a police officer and both players have been charged with misdemeanors. Rees pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to community service and probation.

Coach Brian Kelly announced the suspensions on Tuesday, saying that the players made "poor decisions." Neither suspended player will take the trip to Ireland with the rest of the Notre Dame team.

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Tommy Rees Pleads Not Guilty, Carlo Calabrese Charged With Intimidation

Notre Dame Fighting Irish teammates Tommy Rees and Carlo Calabrese have now appeared in court in response to their May 3 arrests at a party. Quarterback Rees has pled not guilty to his four misdemeanor charges -- which were at one point believed to include a felony, but the battery charge was reduced. Rees' charges now stand as one count of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Linebacker Calabrese was charged with a misdemeanor count of intimidation for, among other things, saying, "My people will get you" multiple times to a South Bend police officer during Rees' arrest.

Rees started for the Irish last year, putting up 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns, completing a healthy 65 percent of his passes. However, he's best known for his red zone turnovers. With 14 interceptions and five lost fumbles, Notre Dame's offense just couldn't get out of its own way with Rees at the controls.

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Tommy Rees Arrest: All Charges Filed As Misdemeanors

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees was arrested at a house party on Wednesday night and was accused of assaulting a police officer. He had several charges filed against him, including a felony battery charge. While Rees is still likely in a whole mess of trouble as a result of the arrest, both he and the school received some encouraging news on Thursday.

Angelo Di Carlo of WNDU in South Bend reports that all of the charges will now be filed as misdemeanors, including an initial felony charge, which was reduced. This is excellent news for Rees personally, as Di Carlo points out that the Notre Dame handbook states any felony -- regardless of conviction -- could potentially result in an individual being removed fro the school.

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Tommy Rees Arrest: Game Suspension Not Guaranteed, But Arraignment Coming Soon

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees was arrested at a house party late Wednesday night, along with linebacker Carlo Calabrese. Rees is accused of kneeing an officer while trying to escape with four others, while Calabrese is alleged to have drunkenly threatened officers while being held back by a crowd. Both were jailed -- Calabrese has been bonded out, and Rees faces a felony battery charge.

The next steps in the process, as put together by the Chicago Tribune's William Lee and Brian Hamilton:

If charges are not filed until Thursday afternoon, Rees may not be arraigned until noon CT on Friday.

A Notre Dame football spokesman did not have immediate comment from Irish coach Brian Kelly, but word from Kelly is expected sometime Thursday. Kelly is in South Bend after out-of-town trips to speak to alumni groups on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rees and Calabrese almost certainly will enter into the university's student disciplinary process, and there could be additional sanctions imposed by either the school or Kelly as a result.

Wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested on DUI charges last year, and he found himself suspended from the program for several months. He was able to work his way back into Brian Kelly's good graces by the time the season began.

Rees started at quarterback last year, but was in a four-man battle for the job through spring.

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Tommy Rees Arrest: Police Report Says Notre Dame Players Kicked, Threatened Cops

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were arrested late Wednesday night after officers broke up a noisy house party, South Bend police report. Rees is accused of striking an officer in the stomach with his knee while trying to escape, for which he was pepper sprayed.

There's also this delightful detail:

Rees was arrested for arrested for public intoxication, resisting law enforcement, minor consumption and battery to law enforcement, the latter of which is a felony. Calabrese was arrested for disorderly conduct and released on bond.

As for discipline, coach Brian Kelly has yet to announce anything, but he was in transit during the event itself, so give the man a minute.

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Tommy Rees Arrested: Notre Dame's Depth Chart Likely Clears Up A Little

By no means do we want to make light of a young man facing possible jail time for a mistake, but the arrest of Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Rees impacts an entire major college football program. So there are football implications to discuss.

Rees started for the Irish last year, putting up 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns, completing a healthy 65 percent of his passes. However, he's best known for his red zone turnovers. With 14 interceptions and five lost fumbles, Notre Dame's offense just couldn't get out of its own way with Rees at the controls.

Dayne Crist has transferred to Kansas, and freshman Gunner Kiel looks likely to redshirt. That leaves junior Andrew Hendrix and redshirt freshman Everett Golson as the potential starters, assuming Rees' felony arrest damages his chances beyond repair. That's entirely reasonable, as he'll almost certainly be suspended from game time at the least.

Kelly doesn't plan to announce a starter until summer. He's down to what appears to be two options, if Kiel redshirts.

Hendrix got some experience last year, flashing some dual-threat speed in five games, but was inaccurate (48 percent completion, two interceptions in 37 throws) in his small sample size. Golson was the star of this year's spring game, throwing two touchdowns and avoiding interceptions -- Hendrix and Rees each turned the ball over.

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Tommy Rees Arrested: More Details, Including Reddit Breaking The Story

Likely former Notre Dame Fighting Irish starter Tommy Rees was arrested late Wednesday night for resisting arrest, along with linebacker Carlo Calabrese. Rees now faces a felony charge for battery, and Calabrese is out on bond. While this may help narrow down Brian Kelly's options in the great Irish quarterback derby, there's still a story to get to the bottom of.

The Notre Dame beat guys have been doing a great job all morning, but perhaps the earliest report on the story actually came from an essentially anonymous user at Reddit's college football sub:

This is a throwaway account for obvious reasons. He was at a party of my friends off campus. Cops came to warn them to turn down the music. Tommy goes up to a cop and kicks him. Not warranted at all. None of them were getting arrested yet, and he kicked them. Then some other cop comes up to him and maces him.

EDIT Bye Bye Turnover Tommy

Edit2 Some other football players were involved as well. I know one or two lineman were there. My friend did not recognize them. As soon as I get names, I will post them.

The police reaction to all that kicking and stuff:

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Tommy Rees, Carlo Calabrese Arrested: Notre Dame QB Accused Of Resisting Officer

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were arrested early Thursday morning, Rees on a felony assault charge.

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