By MADELINE BUCKLEY, South Bend Tribune
Additional reporting from WSBT
11:48 AM EST, February 5, 2013
SOUTH BEND -- A University of Notre Dame spokesman has released a statement after the arrest of one of their hockey players for allegedly attacking a bar manager when she tried to kick him out.
Jared Beers, 22, of Mishawaka, was booked in the St. Joseph County Jail on suspicion of battery, trespass, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
"We are aware of this incident and confident that it will be handled in a professional manner through the criminal justice system," said university spokesman Dennis Brown. "University discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law."
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 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 came to the station around 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.
According to the Notre Dame hockey roster, Beers is a junior defenseman and finance major.
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