SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation outside a bar.
St. Joseph Superior Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hardtke entered the preliminary plea today for Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety
He is scheduled for an initial hearing on September 1st.
Butler was arrested Saturday hours after Indiana State Police arrested five teammates about 40 miles south of South Bend on misdemeanor marijuana and gun charges in a separate incident.
Coach Brian Kelly announced Sunday that Butler had been suspended indefinitely from the team. Butler already was out until October with a broken foot.