Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees Adds to List of Embarrassing Offseason Arrests

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 3, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates a third quarter touchdown while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 35-31. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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It's been a crazy offseason for college football.

You've had the coaching changes, coaches getting fired, recruits switching back and forth between schools and a scandal here and there. But we've also experienced an unusual amount of arrests lately that include players from every division, it seems like.

The most recent arrests come from two Notre Dame players, including last year's starting quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese.

Rees is being charged with minor consumption, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and battery to law enforcement. Clabrese was arrested for disorderly conduct and was later released on $150 bond.

They both have a court date set for May 17.

Rees started the majority of the games for the Irish last season, throwing for 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns, leading the Irish to an 8-5 record last year.

This arrest just adds to a bunch of different incidents that have taken place throughout the year for college football. According to College Football Talk, there have been 56 reports of college football athletes being arrested since January 1.

Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis was arrested on New Year's Day and charged with drunk and disorderly conduct.

Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum was arrested numerous times and has had his license revoked. 

Ohio State cornerback Dominic Clarke was caught operating a vehicle while impaired.  

Baylor defensive end Tevin Elliott was recently arrested and has been charged with sexual assault. 

Penn State wide receiver Devon Smith was charged with drug possession.

A bunch of Colorado State players were arrested for disorderly conduct, including defensive end Nordly Capi, linebacker Mike Orakpo and defensive end Colton Paulhus.

Marshall running back Martin Ward was caught driving under the influence. (This was actually his second issue with police this offseason)

Central Michigan wide receiver Deon Butler had stolen property in his possession. 

Kansas linebacker Collin Garrett and cornerback Chris Robinson were both taken downtown for getting into an altercation with an off-duty police officer. 

Purdue running back Ralph Bolden was charged with being drunk in public. 

Marshall running back Martin Ward, cornerback Corie Wilson, defensive back Philip Warren and linebacker Stefone Grace were all arrested at the same time after a run-in with police officers. 

Missouri offensive lineman Chris Freeman was arrested and charged for not showing up to court from a previous traffic stop. 

Arkansas linebacker Tyler Gilbert was arrested for burglary. 

North Carolina State running back Mustafa Greene had drugs on him. 

Michigan safety Josh Furman was arrested for domestic violence and later suspended from the team.

Kansas running back James Sims was taken in for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 

Duke wide receiver Tyree Watkins was arrested for domestic violence. 

Arkansas wide receiver Michael Whitehurst was arrested for having drugs on him.

Pittsburgh linebacker Carl Fleming was arrested for a bunch of different things and later suspended from the team.

Cops believed Hawaii quarterback Cayman Shutter was driving under the influence, so they took him in. 

Boston College defensive tackle Jaryd Rudolph was illegally audio-taping a sexual encounter with his cellphone.

Virginia Tech linebacker Telvion Clark was charged with being drunk in public.

UCF wide receiver J.J. Worton was arrested for resisting arrest 

Arkansas offensive lineman Jason Peacock picked up a felony theft charge. 

Missouri quarterback Ashton Glaser had several traffic warrants to deal with. 

Georgia cornerback Branden Smith was caught having weed on him.

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and running back Kenny Williams were both arrested for abusing a credit card. 

Arizona defensive tackle Justin Washington was arrested and charged with trespassing. 

Iowa State tight end Pierce Richardson was arrested for being drunk in public. 

Arizona offensive lineman Eric Bender-Ramsay and safety Jared Tevis were both arrested for trespassing. 

Arizona cornerback Jourdon Grandon and offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele were also arrested for trespassing. 

Illinois defensive lineman Justin Staples picked up a DUI charge. 

USC linebacker Simione Vehikite left the scene of an accident and later picked up a few more charges as well. 

Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff eared himself a DUI. 

Washington State linebacker Sekope Kaufusi was arrested for having drugs on him and he was later dismissed from the team. 

South Carolina linebacker Angelo Watley has been charged with grand larceny. 

Kentucky linebacker Ridge Wilson was arrested on a drug charge and dismissed from the team. 

Florida State running back James Wilder was arrested for a few things, including beating up a police officer. 

Like many, Oregon State defensive back Sean Martin picked up a DUI charge. 

Iowa State defensive back Durrell Givens had drugs on him. 

Florida tight end A.C. Leonard was arrested for battery and suspended from the team.  

Several TCU players were arrested in a drug sting that took place on campus.  

Ball State linebacker Travis Freeman and cornerback Kenny Lee were arrested for battery.  

Iowa State defensive back Matt Thomas was arrested for theft. 

Washington State linebacker C.J. Mizell was trespassing

Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov picked up a DUI.

Cincinnati running back Akise Teague was arrested for burglary and later dismissed from the team. 

Clemson wide receiver Joe Craig was charged with domestic violence. 

Colorado offensive lineman Will Pericak was charged with trespassing. 

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace got caught with alcohol, but was underage. 

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt has been charged with larceny and has been suspended from the team. 

New Mexico quarterback Ryan Trujillo has been charged with battery on his girlfriend. 

Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings was charged with domestic violence.

Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr was caught with drugs.

South Carolina defensive tackle Byron Jerideau was charged with disorderly conduct, among other things. 


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