From time to time, the SEC gets a reputation from being light on punishment.
But no SEC school in recent memory has had a night as bad as Notre Dame had on Friday night.
6 Notre Dame players were arrested in two separate incidents on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Five Notre Dame players were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges while three of those five were also arrested for carrying a handgun without a license. Senior Max Redfield, sophomores Dexter Williams, Te’von Coney and Ashton White and freshman Kevin Stephenson were all charged with the misdemeanor marijuana charge. Redfield, Stephenson and Williams also face the handgun charge.
The five players were pulled over for speeding and having a broken taillight. Per WNDU, White was driving 73 MPH in a 60 MPH zone.
Of those five, Redfield has the highest profile. The senior safety has started for the Fighting Irish for the past two years.
Per Notre Dame’s student newspaper, The Observer, cornerback Devin Butler was also arrested at 12:28 a.m. on Saturday morning on preliminary charges of “battery against a police officer and resisting a police officer.”
Notre Dame is set to open up its 2016 season on Sept. 4 against Texas. That game will be played in Austin.