Brian Kelly announces dismissal, suspension, disciplinary action following Notre Dame football players’ arrests

Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly has dismissed Max Redfield from the team after his arrest, along with four other team members during a traffic stop in Fulton County on Friday, Aug. 19.

Kelly has also placed Devin Butler on indefinite suspension after his arrest, in a separate incident, outside the Linebacker Inn in South Bend on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Kelly released the following statement regarding the six players’ arrests on Sunday:

During the past 24 hours, I have met with each of the members of our team involved in the two incidents that occurred over the weekend, reviewed the evidence available to me, and consulted with others involved in the leadership of our team and the University. That process has only served to deepen my disappointment in the poor decisions made by these young men. Their conduct fell far short of what we expect from those who represent our football team and this great university.

On the basis of my review, I have decided to dismiss Max Redfield from our football team and place Devin Butler on indefinite suspension. The other individuals, while not being separated from the team, will be subject to disciplinary measures internal to the football program.

In making this announcement it is important to stress that all of the players involved in these two incidents remain subject to justice system and University discipline, and those processes could yet impact their standing with the University and the team.

You can read Kelly’s complete statement here.

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