Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees has pleaded guilty to charges from his May 3 arrest during a party at a home just south of the Notre Dame campus.
Per the plea agreement, Rees pleaded guilty to:
- Illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor
- Resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor
According to the prosecutor’s office, the plea agreement includes:
- A 30 day suspended sentence
- Eleven months of administrative probation
- 50 hours of community service
- A letter of apology to officers involved
The state has agreed to dismiss a charge of resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
The arrests occurred after South Bend police were called to quiet a loud party at a home. When they arrived, police reportedly found open containers of beer and other alcohol beverages in the backyard.
Officers reported that several people began jumping over a fence when they arrived and ordered them to stop, said Capt. Phil Trent, South Bend police spokesman. Rees was the only one of that group who ran from the scene, Trent said. The Irish QB later allegedly kneed an officer in the abdomen.
An August 20 hearing has been set to determine the amount of restitution to be paid.