Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees pleads guilty

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office, Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees pleaded guilty, with some conditions, on Monday. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

The charges stem from incident on May 3. He pleaded guilty to illegal consumption alcohol by minor and resisting law enforcement. Both crimes are considered misdemeanors.

The plea agreement involves a 30-day suspended sentence, 11 months of administrative probation, 50 hours of community service, and a letter of apology to the officer.

His next status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20, at which time a judge will determine what restitution he will have to pay, if any.

Rees made the following statement on Monday:

"I apologize to my family, friends, the Notre Dame community, Fighting Irish fans and the South Bend Police Department for my actions this spring. I made a poor decision and I accept full responsibility. 

I learned a valuable lesson and witnessed first-hand that actions have consequences. This experience will make me a better person and I will focus on being a positive role model and citizen. 

To those who supported me during this difficult time, I offer my sincerest thanks.  To the people I disappointed, I am dedicated to winning back your trust and confidence."

We received the statement in an e-mail from Brian Hardin, the Director of Football Media Relations, in which he also said there would be no comment from the University or the football program.

Teammate Carlo Calabrese will also appear in court on Aug. 20. He has yet to appear for his initial hearing. His attorney asked for a continuance last month, which was granted.

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