Devin Butler, a senior cornerback for Notre Dame, was arrested early on Saturday night on charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting law enforcement. According to Notre Dame student paper The Observer, Butler was arrested at nearby bar the Linebacker Lounge.
Butler was arrested outside the Linebacker Lounge early Saturday morning on early charges of resisting a police officer and battery against a police officer.
The St. Joseph County Jail booking desk confirmed Butler was arrested by the South Bend Police Department early Saturday morning on those two preliminary charges. Butler was then brought to a holding cell at the St. Joseph County Jail.
When The Observer contacted the St. Joseph County Jail booking desk again, it confirmed the incident occurred at 1631 South Bend Ave., which is the address of the Linebacker Lounge, a popular student bar located just off Notre Dame’s campus.
According to the arrest file on the St. Joseph County Police Department website, Butler was arrested at 12:28 a.m.
WNDU's Angelo Di Carlo shared a picture from the scene outside Linebacker Lounge following the reported incident.
Butler is one of six Notre Dame players to be arrested on Friday night/Saturday morning in two separate incidents. Five Fighting Irish players, including senior safety Max Redfield, were arrested for possession of an unregistered handgun and marijuana after being pulled over.
Devin Butler played in 12 games for the Fighting Irish last season, starting one. He recorded 11 total tackles, and one fumble recovery on the year. He was expected to contend for a starting cornerback spot, but was set to miss at least a few weeks to start the season after fracturing his foot. Head coach Brian Kelly discussed the impact of the injury on the team back in June. From ND Insider:
“It’s tough,” Kelly said from Lost Dunes Golf Club, the site of the second annual Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational fundraiser. “(He’s) a guy that’s struggled both in his life and in football.
“He had a great semester academically. We really see him trending in the right way. And then to have an injury like that was very disappointing for him. And we’re disappointed for him.”
Based on the statement released by Notre Dame, Butler may not be long for the Fighting Irish program.
We'll keep you updated as more comes out on this situation.