Notre Dame football players released from Fulton County Jail on bond

Indiana State Police say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in a car packed with Notre Dame football players Friday night.

Sgt. Tony Slocum says it was a simple traffic stop originally, as a trooper's radar had caught them driving 73 mph in a 60 mph zone.

When the trooper walked to the driver's side of the car, he smelled marijuana, reports said.

Reinforcements arrived at the scene, and a drug sniffing dog confirmed the presence of narcotics. 

Ashton White, Dexter Williams, Floyd Redfield, Te'Von Coney, and Kevin Stepherson Jr. will all face a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana. 

With subsequent searching, troopers say they located a loaded handgun in the back seat, where Redfield, Stepherson Jr., and Williams were sitting. They will face an additional charge for possession of a handgun without a license. 

Sgt. Slocum says the Indiana State Police will handle it separately from Notre Dame, as per standards set by the university. 

The football players were released on bond around 12:30 p.m.

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