Notre Dame QB Shows A Lack Of Speed & Decision-Making

Tommy Rees arrestedTommy Rees started 12 games at quarterback for Notre Dame last season and was presumed to do the same during the upcoming 2012 season. However, that may have changed because of a recent arrest and stint in jail.

After the final day of spring practice, several Irish players were at an off-campus party. Police were called because of a noise issue and that is when Rees sprung into action. 

The 20-year-old jumped a backyard fence and tried to run away from an officer. The officer ran him down, so Rees in turn kneed and knocked the wind out of the policeman. The QB was subsequently pepper-sprayed and handcuffed. 

Rees was jailed on charges of public intoxication by a minor, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. 

The Fighting Irish, who went 8-5 last year with Rees as their signal caller, had no comment on the arrest, other than that they were "aware of the incident." 

Rees pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from police having to pepper spray him.  He remains free on $250 bond and is due back in a South Bend (IN) court on July 17.