In February, Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement and battery. He got what may be very good news on his legal troubles, though.
McKinley has reportedly entered a pretrial diversion agreement. If he fulfills it, the misdemeanor charges will be dropped in a year.
McKinley is alleged to have hit two officers. He was under the influence of alcohol, and is a minor, at 20 years old.
He has apologized to all those involved, a key piece of his eligibility for the favorable agreement.
Per ABC 57 in South Bend, Javon McKinley has four major terms to meet in order to fulfill his obligation.
From the report:
In order for the three misdemeanors to be dismissed on April 14, 2020, McKinley must complete all the terms of the agreement including:
- Paying court costs and the pretrial diversion user fees
- Not committing any criminal offenses during the term of the agreement
- Completing a substance abuse/alcohol evaluation and completing recommended treatment, as required in the substance abuse evaluation
- Performing 40 hours of Community Service at a local non-profit agency
If he fails to meet the terms of the agreement, he can be prosecuted on two counts of battery resulting in bodily injury and one count of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
McKinley has been suspended by the program, as the legal situation plays out. The former four-star player played sparingly in 2016 and 2018 without recording stats, and was out in 2017 due to injury.