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Yeatman, Golic arrested at Notre Dame party

Sunday, September 21, 2008

By TOM COYNE

SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman and center Mike Golic Jr., son of an ESPN television host, were among 41 people arrested on misdemeanor alcohol charges early Sunday at a South Bend home, police said.

Yeatman, 20, and Golic, 18, were charged with being minors consuming alcohol, said Sgt. Al Taylor of the Indiana State Excise Police. Others arrested included members of the Notre Dame lacrosse and soccer teams, he said.

State, excise and St. Joseph County police made the arrests at a home in South Bend about 2 a.m., Taylor said.

The charge could be more serious for Yeatman, who was arrested in January on a charge of driving drunk on a campus sidewalk. Prosecutors agreed in February to dismiss a criminal recklessness charge and allowed Yeatman to plead guilty to drunken driving and reckless driving. The agreement called for the state to move that the drunken driving charge be dismissed if Yeatman stayed out of trouble for a year.

Police made the arrests after Notre Dame returned to South Bend following a 23-7 loss Saturday at Michigan State. St. Joseph County Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Redman said police were targeting businesses that reportedly had sold to minors when they received a report about the party.

Those arrested were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. Neither Yeatman nor Golic, whose father, Mike Golic, co-hosts "Mike & Mike in the Morning" remained in the jail Sunday evening.

A message seeking comment was left by The Associated Press for Yeatman on his cell phone and at Golic's home in West Hartford, Conn.

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis was not asked about the arrests during his weekly news conference Sunday afternoon, but he released a statement Sunday night saying he was "made aware of the situation late this afternoon and am currently looking into the matter."

University spokesman Dennis Brown said he knew that some Notre Dame students had been arrested but said he would not have further comment.

Yeatman had played in all three games this season for the Irish, making two catches for six yards. Golic, a freshman, has not yet played.



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