Formal charges filed against Notre Dame football player after fight outside South Bend bar

Devin Butler (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

Formal charges have been filed against the Notre Dame football player accused of battery of a police officer during a fight outside of the Linebacker Inn this past weekend.

Devin Butler will be arraigned at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office.

Besides the battery charge, he also faces one count of resisting law enforcement. Both charges are Level 6 felonies.

Butler shoved a woman outside the bar. A South Bend police officer grabbed Butler and pushed him away, but Butler began cursing at the officers, according to court documents.

Butler pushed one of them off balance, picked him up over a curb and tackled the officer to the ground, then struck him repeatedly. The officer suffered injuries to his elbow, wrist, back, neck and arm, according to court documents.

Butler was taken into custody.

On Sunday, Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly announced he had placed Butler on indefinite suspension.


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