Notre Dame's most recent Heisman Trophy winner was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in South Bend, making him the 49th Notre Dame player/coach to be awarded that honor.
Brown won the Heisman in '87 after a senior season in which
he had 1446 all-purpose yards and scored eight touchdowns. He finished
his career at Notre Dame with 137 receptions, a school record 5,024
all-purpose yards, and 22 touchdowns. He was a first team All-American
twice before being drafted sixth overall and playing 15 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Raiders.
Irish Athletes Arrested
11 Notre Dame athletes, inclduding 8 football players were arrested on Friday night for underage drinking at an off-campus house. The list of football players includes Nate Montana, Lo Wood, Chris Watt, Robert Toma, Nick Tausch, Tai-ler Jones, Stephen Filer, and Tate Nichols.
Two Irish basketball players in Tim Abromaitis and Eric Atkins were also arrested along with Steven Summerhays of the Notre Dame hockey team; 43 arrests were made in all.
A few people have tweeted me (Shep670) and asked what the punishment is going to be for all of those involved. The most similar/recent incidents I can remember are the now infamous Jimmy Clausen photo and Michael Floyd being arrested in Minnesota for underage drinking over spring break and as you're aware neither of those two were suspended.
"If there is any team-related discipline to be issued, it would be handled internally," is how a vacationing Brian Kelly reacted to the news of the arrests.
I would assume these players will face a couple of hours of community service and their respective head coaches will have a little extra conditioning for them once they meet up again. With these players having no previous arrests/issues we're confident in assuming there will be no suspensions come September.
Notre Dame opens the 2010 football season versus Purdue on September 4th in South Bend.
Tags: Brian Kelly, Chris Watt, Drunk Athletes, Lo Wood, Los Angeles Raiders, Mike Brey, Nate Montana, Nick Tausch, Notre Dame Basketball, Notre Dame Football, Oakland Raiders, Robert Toma, Stephen Filer, Tai-ler Jones, Tampa Bay Buccanneers, Tate Nichols, Tim Brown