NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Notre Dame takes "Bad Boys" title away from Oregon
July 18, 2010, 01:20 AM
From the AP--

Eleven Fighting Irish athletes were arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night. The most recognizable athletes arrested were Nate Montana, son of former Notre Dame standout Joe Montana, and Tim Abromaitis, the second leading scorer on the Irish basketball team at 16.1 points a game last season.

The other athletes arrested were wide receivers Robby Toma and Tai-ler Jones, linebacker Steve Filer, kicker Nick Tausch, cornerback Lo Wood, and offensive linemen Chris Watt and Tate Nichols; incoming freshman point guard Eric Atkins; and incoming hockey goalie Steven Summerhays.

Most of those arrested had been released on $150 bond, said St. Joseph County Police assistant chief Bill Redman. They are scheduled to make court appearances July 30. If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he was aware of the arrests and was gathering information. "If there is any team-related discipline to be issued, it would be handled internally," he said.
July 18, 2010  01:53 AM ET

WOW NO KIDS HAVE EVER EVER DRANK UNDER THE AGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JEREMY MASOLI WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY BURGARY!!!!!!!!!

July 18, 2010  02:06 AM ET

So 9 football players in all.
Probably not the way Coach Kelly wanted to start his first season in South Bend.

I guess this will take some of the media spotlight off of Oregon, Tennessee and Georgia for awhile.

July 18, 2010  09:40 AM ET

Quick! Call up Humungus/Maxwell and he can explain it all immediately: this can't possibly be a crime because Notre Dame isn't like those other schools. I'm sure the players were taking Communion and got really devout - they decided to have a little more...one thing led to another and the police were totally confused about the context.

July 18, 2010  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

WOW NO KIDS HAVE EVER EVER DRANK UNDER THE AGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JEREMY MASOLI WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY BURGARY!!!!!!!!!

What ND lacks in quality they make up for in quantity.

What are all these players doing at school in the middle of summer (besides partying)?

July 18, 2010  02:33 PM ET

LOL, that holds no candle to the Tennessee thing. This isn't me trying to dump on Tennessee. Many of their own fans were shocked at the latest incidents.

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July 18, 2010  03:37 PM ET

ND had an incoming recruit who died while engaged in underage drinking just three months ago.

I would have thought that Kelly laid down the law with his team back then.

July 18, 2010  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

LOL, that holds no candle to the Tennessee thing. This isn't me trying to dump on Tennessee. Many of their own fans were shocked at the latest incidents.

There is a reason it's called the Fullmer Cup, right?

July 18, 2010  04:00 PM ET
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There is a reason it's called the Fullmer Cup, right?

I had never heard of the Fuler Cup, but I did a search and there it is at everydayshouldbesaturday.com. I guess each team gets points for each arrest and the expected wave of arrests coming to Knoxville should equip the Vols to bring the hardware home. There sit the Golden Gophers, leading all colleges with 17 points, but I don't remember hearing anything about their players getting in trouble. I guess one reason might be that Minnesota is in no danger of contending for a National Championship in any major sport.

July 18, 2010  04:01 PM ET

Fulmer Cup, dash it all!

July 18, 2010  04:08 PM ET

Ten years ago before ESPN News this would not even be a story. This was happening back then it's just reporters didn't think anyone would care. I for one can't stand N.D. and I don't care.

This is what the world is coming to, next up will have stories about ditching class'.

July 18, 2010  10:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

ND had an incoming recruit who died while engaged in underage drinking just three months ago. I would have thought that Kelly laid down the law with his team back then.

Just because he laid down the law doesn't mean they aren't goin to do it.
And if it's the same kid, that kid was in high school on spring break and tried to jump to another balcony.

July 19, 2010  12:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ten years ago before ESPN News this would not even be a story. This was happening back then it's just reporters didn't think anyone would care. I for one can't stand N.D. and I don't care.This is what the world is coming to, next up will have stories about ditching class'.

Any of us on FN would have to acknowledge that this could easily have happened to our team. Any of us, that is, except the ND faithful who would claim to be above such pedestrian behavior. I agree this is no big deal, but I have to appreciate the irony of where it happened.

Maybe now the Domers will tone down the sanctimonious crap. Nahhh, what was I thinking?

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July 19, 2010  08:02 AM ET

This is only a story because Nate Montana is their no. 2 option at QB. It is a pretty bad error on his part, seeing as being the QB you're supposed to be a model of leadership, poise, yadda yadda yadda...

I'm still waiting for Maxi or whomever else to defend this, saying the South Bend PD were on a witch hunt and that Jim Delaney is behind this because ND refused to join the Big Ten.

July 19, 2010  08:03 AM ET
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From the AP--Eleven Fighting Irish athletes were arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night. The most recognizable athletes arrested were Nate Montana, son of former Notre Dame standout Joe Montana, and Tim Abromaitis, the second leading scorer on the Irish basketball team at 16.1 points a game last season.The other athletes arrested were wide receivers Robby Toma and Tai-ler Jones, linebacker Steve Filer, kicker Nick Tausch, cornerback Lo Wood, and offensive linemen Chris Watt and Tate Nichols; incoming freshman point guard Eric Atkins; and incoming hockey goalie Steven Summerhays.Most of those arrested had been released on $150 bond, said St. Joseph County Police assistant chief Bill Redman. They are scheduled to make court appearances July 30. If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail.Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he was aware of the arrests and was gathering information. "If there is any team-related discipline to be issued, it would be handled internally," he said.

Just about as silly as the TN story last week. Pretty much agree with HSS-the why should I care factor is fairly high here.

July 19, 2010  08:41 AM ET

Iowa City - 1925.
Wisconsin defeats Iowa 6-0.

The game was dubbed "Iowa vs. Wisconsin vs. the Elements", by the local paper. The game was played in a driving snowstorm.

Two punts went for negative yardage.
There were 32 fumbles.

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July 19, 2010  12:22 PM ET
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Yea, but have the Notre Dame guys ever shot an arrow through a wall?

That sounds like an interesting story. Who did that?

 
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