TMZ: Notre Dame WR Javon McKinley Arrested After Allegedly Fighting 2 Cops

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2019

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 10: Javon McKinley #88 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on against the Nevada Wolf Pack during the game at Notre Dame Stadium on September 10, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Nevada 39-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley, 20, is reportedly facing two charges of misdemeanor battery and one count of misdemeanor underage drinking.

TMZ Sports reported the news, noting the charges stem from a Sunday morning arrest. According to the report, Notre Dame University Police officers tried to help McKinley to his dorm after he passed out in the back of a car, but he allegedly punched the two officers—one male and one female—during the walk.

He was taken into custody after attempting to flee and is due to be arraigned in court Tuesday.

WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, shared his mugshot:


Notre Dame football player Javon McKinley was arrested early Sunday morning for battery and resisting law enforcement. https://t.co/PxrHv17y1W

"The incident is being handled by the criminal justice system," Notre Dame spokesperson Dennis Brown said, per Mike Berardino of the Indianapolis Star. "As for internal discipline, we do not publicly discuss specific cases and impose sanctions as warranted."

McKinley arrived at Notre Dame as a highly regarded recruit and 4-star prospect in the 2016 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. However, he has not lived up to expectations on the field.

He played six games as a freshman before suffering a broken fibula, missed the 2017 season and played just four games with zero catches in 2018.