Five Notre Dame football players arrested for possession of marijuana

Five Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night after a traffic stop in Fulton County, Ind.

Ashton White, Max Redfield, Kevin Stepherson Jr., Dexter Williams, and Te'Von Coney were stopped by Indiana State Trooper Ben Reason at 10:07 p.m. on Friday, August 19.

The group was initially stopped due to speeding, but police reports say Reason smelled marijuana and, after confirming with his narcotics detecting police dog, officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana and a loaded handgun.

All five players were charged with possession of marijuana. Redfield, Stepherson Jr., and Williams are also being charged with possession of a handgun without a license.

Paul Browne, Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications at Notre Dame released the following statement: 

Any student arrested on a felony charge also faces dismissal from the university. The university will determine if additional sanctions should apply to any or all of the students charged.

It will be determined this week what charges they will face and when they will appear in court. 

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