SOUTH BEND - Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees pleaded guilty Monday to illegal consumption by a minor and resisting arrest in a St. Joseph County court, as part of a plea agreement in connection to his May 3rd arrest. Both are misdemeanor offenses.
Per the plea agreement, Rees receives a 30-day suspended sentence, 11 months of administrative probation, 50 hours of community service, and he must write a letter of apology to the officers involved.
The state has agreed to dismiss a charge of resisting law enforcement, a Class C misdemeanor, and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
"I apologize to my family, friends, the Notre Dame community, Fighting Irish fans and the South Bend Police Department for my actions this spring. I made a poor decision and I accept full responsibility," Rees said in a statement released by Notre Dame. "I learned a valuable lesson and witnessed first-hand that actions have consequences. This experience will make me a better person and I will focus on being a positive role model and citizen.