Devin Butler detained by security employees just outside of Notre Dame campus

In the early hours of Saturday morning police say Notre Dame senior cornerback Devin Butler was detained by security employees at the Linebacker lounge just outside of campus.

When officers arrived at the bar shortly after midnight, they were told there had been a scuffle and no one wanted law enforcement action taken.

As South Bend Police officers walked back to their cars, they heard several women begin screaming at each other and witnessed one woman get kicked in the head by another, according to reports.

According to the probable cause affidavit, that’s when Butler became angry and lunged at the woman who had kicked the other.

Then officers observed Butler forcibly shove the woman by her head and body, police said.

When police ordered Butler to remain back, Butler allegedly began cursing at officers, according to reports.

Butler allegedly pushed Officer Aaron Knepper and tackled him to the ground.

During the struggle Butler hit Officer Knepper in the side of the stomach several times all the while swearing and threatening police, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Butler was taken into custody and was booked at the St. Joseph County Jail.

Officer Knepper was treated at Memorial Hospital in South Bend and released.

Butler allegedly apologized and said he was drunk and emotional.

Bond is set at $10,000. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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