It has been well documented that hockey players like to party. Last year, Nashville Predators players were out until 4 a.m. the night before a playoff game. In the collegiate world, earlier this season, North Dakota players were suspended for an off-campus incident. Over the weekend, another incident allegedly occurred with Notre Dame defenseman Jared Beers.
It’s being reported that at a local bar in South Bend, Beers was asked to leave by a female manager because he was stealing beers off of other patrons’ tables. The manager told the South Bend Tribune that Beers punched her in the face and than stepped on her head, neck, and face after she fell to the ground. He then allegedly pulled her by the pony tail before fleeing the scene.
South Bend police called Beers into the station because they found his wallet. Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson has suspended the defenseman indefinitely as the school continues to investigate.
It’ll be interesting to see how Notre Dame handles the situation. The school has been criticized in the past for perceived “light” penalties on its athletes.