((HT: WNDU-TV South Bend))
A party in South Bend, Indiana was busted by police sending 43 people to the St. Joseph ((IN)) county jail.
South Bend police were called in to respond to initial complaints and something called the "Indiana State Excise Police" were called to the scene on complaints and observations of underage drinking.
Among those arrested are eight Notre Dame football players including:
Nate Montana ((yes, that Montana))
Lorenzo Wood, a cornerback and incoming freshman
Chris Watt, a sophomore offensive guard
Robert Toma, an incoming freshman wide receiver
Nicholas Tausch, a sophomore kicker
Ta-iler Jones, an incoming freshman wide receiver from Gainesville ((GA)) High Steven Filer, a junior outside linebacker and,
Tate Nichols, an incoming freshman.
Among the other 35 arrested are:
Tim Abromaitis, a junior forward on the basketball team ((pictured with Montana, thanks WNDU-TV))
Eric Atkins an incoming freshman to the basketball team and,
Steven Summerhays, an incoming freshman to the hockey team.
No official word has come from the University yet.
All those arrested were held overnight in the County jail until their BAC dropped to legal levels.
Kevin Allen of the South Bend Tribune quotes St. Joseph County police spokesman Assistant Chief Bill Redman as saying 41 of the 43 arrested are charged with minor consumption and two are charged with providing alcohol to minors.
Bond was set at $150 for each person, he said. Both charges are misdemeanors, and all 44 people are due in court July 30th.
More when we know more...
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