Nine Notre Dame Players Arrested on Alcohol-Related Charges

Nine current or incoming Notre Dame players were among 44 people arrested early Saturday on alcohol-related charges at an off-campus party in South Bend, Ind., a newspaper reported.

The South Bend Tribune said Joe Lavin, a defenseman who will be a senior in the fall, and another person were charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly providing alcohol to minors.

Lavin lives at the house where the party was located, the newspaper reported, and Saturday was his 21st birthday.

Eight incoming freshmen hockey players were among 42 arrested on misdemeanor charges of alcohol consumption by a minor, according to the Tribune. They are: defenseman Jared Beers, forward Jeff Costello, forward David Gerths, forward Anders Lee, goaltender Joe Rogers, goaltender Steven Summerhays, defenseman Shayne Taker and forward Mike Voran.

An athletic department spokesperson told the newspaper that Irish coach Jeff Jackson is aware of the arrests and planned to handle the issue internally.

According to the newspaper, citing South Bend Police:

Officers were called to the neighborhood at 1:41 a.m. after a report of a dozen people fighting. When they arrived, they heard glass breaking in the back of the house and saw people jumping out of windows and off the roof.

After about an hour of trying to control the situation, police started to round up and transport those arrested to the county jail.

Those arrested faced $150 bond and are due in court July 30, St. Joseph County police spokesman Assistant Chief Bill Redman told the newspaper.