Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees Allegedly Kneed A Cop In The Stomach And Had To Be Pepper Sprayed

More offseason good news for Notre Dame football. According to the Chicago Tribune, after police responded to a "madhouse of people" drinking at an off-campus house party late last night, two Fighting Irish players wound up being arrested. And quarterback Tommy Rees—a 19-year-old who will be a junior next fall—is still in jail and looking at a possible felony charge.

Here's more from the Trib's account:

As officers approached, five or six people hopped a fence and led police on a chase, Trent said. The officers caught up with the group and used their hands to corral them, but Rees "actively resisted," Trent said.

"It wasn't terribly violent, but it was enough to be considered resisting," he said.

One officer suffered a minor scrape and "had the wind knocked out of him" while trying to stop the group, Trent said. Rees lifted a knee into that officer, Trent said. Rees also was pepper-sprayed while on the ground, police said.

Television station WSBT reported that Rees, whose blood-alcohol level was allegedly .11, is accused of delivering a blow to the cop's stomach with his knee. Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese, 21, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct—a misdemeanor—but he was released on $150 bond. Rees, however, was still being held without bail until local prosecutors could determine exactly what charges to bring, a process that could take as long as 48 hours.

Notre Dame QB Rees jailed as cops break up house party [Chicago Tribune]
Notre Dame quarterback, linebacker arrested Thursday morning [WSBT]
h/t to Steve P.