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Notre Dame Player Accepts Plea Deal After Altercation With Police


A Notre Dame football player has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and has been placed on pretrial diversion for one year following an altercation with police outside a bar near campus.

Senior cornerback Devin Butler also released a public letter of apology to one of the officers, Aaron Knepper. Under a plea agreement made public Monday, he’ll avoid jail time and complete 24 hours of community service. He’ll also pay $145 restitution for damage to Knepper’s clothing and equipment.

Butler was accused of tackling and punching Knepper during the August altercation. Felony charges of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official were reduced to the misdemeanor under the plea agreement.

Coach Brian Kelly suspended Butler indefinitely shortly after the arrest.

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