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Notre Dame LB charged with intimidation

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For his involvement in a May 3 house party that resulted in his arrest, Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese has been charged with a misdemeanor count of intimidation, prosecutors for the case announced today.

Calabrese was arrested along with Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees when the two reportedly confronted officers breaking up the party. The linebacker was initially charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and Rees was hit with four misdemeanor charges of his own.

Police said Rees “actively resisted” arrest while Calabrese “became vocal” in attempting to help his teammate. That’s when the linebacker reportedly told an officer “my people will get you.”

From today’s Chicago Tribune report:

Prosecutors said Calabrese asked [officer] Finley “if he knew a particular officer,” then “stated that he knows people,” then “asked if Officer Finley was a Notre Dame football fan.”

The charging documents state Finley responded that it was “irrelevant,” to which Calabrese allegedly responded “that it was relevant and that Officer Finley did not like Notre Dame football by how he (Finley) was acting toward him and his teammates.”

Once Rees was taken away by police, prosecutors said, Calabrese told Finley “My people will get you.” Prosecutors said Finley asked Calabrese if he was threatening him, to which Calabrese allegedly repeated “My people will get you.”

Prosecutors added that Calabrese “did communicate a threat to Sgt. Dorian Finley, with the intent that said Sgt. Dorian Finley be placed in fear of retaliation for a prior lawful act.”

A court hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, but Calabrese is not expected to show.

Calabrese played in all 13 games for the Irish last season, recording 37 tackles.

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12 Responses to “Notre Dame LB charged with intimidation”
  1. rolltide510 says: May 16, 2012 5:35 PM

    Well, at least -somebody- is scared of the Notre Dame defense.

  2. drjem says: May 16, 2012 5:40 PM

    TO: rolltide510

    Now THAT was a funny reply to the article. AND, you’re probably correct. lol

  3. dbldmr says: May 16, 2012 5:42 PM

    As a Notre Dame fan I have to agree. That is a funny comment.

  4. scott24105 says: May 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    What a ridiculous charge. The kid was cocked and probably doesn’t even remember saying it. How petty is the south bend police???

  5. canetic says: May 16, 2012 6:10 PM

    So if you don’t remember committing a crime you should not be charged? You must have graduated from ND’s law school.

  6. irishking says: May 16, 2012 6:15 PM

    I agree that it sounds quite petty. Kind of like telling the officer ‘Watch your back.’ Hey, coming from a linebacker he had every right to make that sort of statement.

  7. beedubyatoo says: May 16, 2012 7:52 PM

    “Calabrese played in all 13 games for the Irish last season, recording 37 tackles.”
    Less than 3 tackles per game. Probably the leading ND tackler.

  8. normtide says: May 16, 2012 8:04 PM

    We all know this happenend away from football. There has been no intimidation on the field for ND in a long time.

  9. thegamecocker says: May 16, 2012 8:13 PM


    You’re an absolute idiot making that comment. Some of you ND fans have really sunk to new depths.

  10. rickrock6661982 says: May 16, 2012 11:14 PM

    I guess we have a new thug university in College Football


    Miami Hurricane fans

  11. spoiledbratswhosuck says: May 17, 2012 7:57 AM

    Another jock who thinks he has a sense of entitlement.

    ND can do better.

    Athletes should lead by example not following like a gang.

    This type athlete with a sense of entitlement may explain why ND can not regain its glory on the gridiron.

    Character does count especially when everybody else is of the same physcial talent.

    Exercise your brain instead of your pecs.

  12. mydixienormus says: May 17, 2012 10:54 AM

    When saying “My People” is that the same as saying “You People”.

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