ND hockey coach: Player suspended from team
Jared Beers, 22, of Mishawaka // Photo provided (February 5, 2013)
SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame hockey head coach Jeff Jackson announced today that junior defenseman Jared Beers has been suspended from the team indefinitely because of an off-campus incident that occurred late Sunday.
Beers, 22, of Mishawaka, was booked in the St. Joseph County Jail early Monday and has been charged with three Class A misdemeanors for criminal trespass, battery and resisting law enforcement.
South Bend police said the manager of Brothers Bar and Grill told officers she told Beers to leave after he tried to take beer from the tables of other patrons of the bar on Eddy Street.
The woman said Beers refused to leave, and punched her in the face, police said. She told officers he then stepped on her head, face and neck when she fell to the ground, according to a police report. She said he then pulled her ponytail, police said.
Witnesses said Beers ran away when they called police.
“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,” said Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown.
The alleged incident occurred just before midnight Sunday, according to the police report.
Police said in the scuffle, Beers left his wallet in the bar, so officers called him to tell him they located his wallet.
Beers was arrested when he went to the station about 2:15 a.m. to retrieve his wallet, police said.
The report did not specify if the woman was treated at a hospital, but it said she reported pain to her head and neck.