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Notre Dame football player arrested on three felony charges in Ohio

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Notre Dame football player Will Mahone Notre Dame football player Will Mahone
UPDATE: University of Notre Dame junior wide receiver Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned today after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00 Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH, in the 4500 block of Rita Ave. Responding officers were told by bystanders that Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles as well as attempting to start several fights.

Officers then made contact with Mahone, whom officers described as “highly intoxicated”. He was being held back by another man. Responding officer Greg McGlynn advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground.  That’s when he says Mahone pushed off the man who was restraining him and aggressively approached Officer McGlynn in an attempt to fight.

That’s when Officer McGlynn drew his taser. He asked Mahone again to comply; Mahone again refused.

The officer then physically engaged Mahone, pinning him to the ground. He took control of his left hand, attempting to cuff him.  Mahone allegedly fought back both physically and verbally, refusing to give up his right hand.

Eventually, with the help of three more officers and a bystander, Mahone was put in cuffs and put in the back of a police car, but not before allegedly head-butting Officer McGlynn and having to be tased twice.

Once in the car, Mahone allegedly tried to break the vehicle windows.  Officers sat Mahone upright and buckled him to the seat.

Officers drove Mahone to a local hospital to treat his cuts and bruises, but they say he was combative with the hospital staff, repeatedly shouted expletives and threatened the lives of the officers and hospital personnel.

The Mahoning County Sheriff's Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.


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University of Notre Dame football player Will Mahone is scheduled to be arraigned Monday after being arrested over the weekend in Ohio.

Mahone was arrested after 11:00pm Saturday night in his hometown of Austintown, OH. The Mahoning County Sheriff's Department confirmed Mahone is being held on five separate charges, three of which are felonies. They include Disorderly Conduct, Assault of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Intimidation of a Public Servant (Felony) and Vandalizing a Public Entity (Felony).

Notre Dame's Athletic Department does not have a statement on the matter at this time.

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