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Irish WR popped for minor consumption

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Suffice to say, this hasn’t been a postcard last couple of weeks for Brian Kelly‘s Notre Dame football program on the off-field front.

The latest Irish player to find himself on the wrong side of the legal tracks is wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, who was one of nearly 30 individuals cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor on May 13.  As to what led to the issue at a residence owned by Daniels’ parents in Vernon Hills (Ill), the Chicago Tribune writes that “[p]olice said they were responding to a call for an ambulance when ‘all subjects were found to be participating in an underage party and had consumed alcohol while under the age of 21.'”

(Writer’s note: liberally insert “but for the grace of God go I” here, as well as “thanking said God for giving me really cool neighbors in a Podunk town growing up, including the chief of police who lived kitty-corner to us”)

One report stated that “police received an anonymous call just after midnight May 13″, which led to the citations.  Narc.

A court appearance for the 19-year-old Daniels and all 28 other minors cited in the party incident is scheduled for June 14.

My personal opinion on the drinking age aside, Daniels becomes the third alcohol-related incident involving an Irish player this May.  Quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were involved in an incident at an off-campus party earlier this month that resulted in multiple misdemeanors for the former and an intimidation charge for the latter.

In March of last year, All-American wide receiver Michael Floyd, a first-round pick in this past April’s NFL draft, nearly had his record-setting Notre Dame career derailed by the third of three alcohol-related arrests.

Ironically enough, Daniels, who redshirted as a true freshman in 2011, is being looked on as a receiver who could help alleviate the offensive production lost with Floyd’s departure for the NFL.

Entering the South Bend school as a four-star recruit in 2011, Daniels was rated as the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Illinois.

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8 Responses to “Irish WR popped for minor consumption”
  1. seanb20124 says: May 17, 2012 8:12 AM

    College kids still drink?

  2. kozbee says: May 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    Daniels loves to party with the younger generation i guess.29 underage in all,kids that age get drunk quick.I bet Kelly had a worse headache then most them did.

  3. bertenheim says: May 17, 2012 11:09 AM

    Notre Dame’s sterling reputation not-withstanding, this is not news.

  4. fnc111 says: May 17, 2012 2:05 PM

    Get your facts straight at least. Floyd has only been arrested once. He was issued two tickets in his hometown for drinking underage a few years back. Big difference.

    This story is a shame. This stuff like with what happened to Daniels is happening with tons of college athletes all over the map but when you’re an ND guy someone near you won’t like that name and will rat you out. No one at Georgia or USC that does this kind of behavior ever gets ratted out. Just saying. Now fellas stop DRINKING!!!!!!! Tired of reading this crap.

  5. dkhhuey says: May 17, 2012 2:47 PM

    Ah, it does make me chuckle when I see domer stories like this!!! For a very very long time ND has been incredibly irrelevant to college football and the only joy achieved in domerville was their arrogant arguments that their players were of a higher caliber since they weren’t recruiting thugs. Now they’ve been forced to defending their precious program by pointing out how they are no different than any other big university that faces these issues – OH THE HORROR Muffy, we’re no different than .

    Poor poor domers – well, at least you still have that higher graduation rate thing to make yourselves feel better about your team….

  6. fnc111 says: May 17, 2012 3:17 PM


    Your crying is what’s the best part. They still get under your skin enough for you to post on here haha I love it. You really think ND players never drank in years past? How naive you are. Just because u don’t get caught doesn’t mean you’re a classy bunch. It is actually nice to see our boys actually go to class and graduate. What’s your team? Are you a cool kid that thinks its uncool to go to class? Did you not go to college?????? 1 percent chance of an athlete making Justin Tuck money. It’s a good idea to get your degree whether you want to cry about it or not.

    2012 NFL Draft: 2 Domers drafted in the first round so cry about that too pal!

    Irrelevant lmao

  7. predicatepanda says: May 17, 2012 5:40 PM

    A high school kid drinking alcohol? This is alarming.

    Btw, nice mug of B Kelly.

  8. dkhhuey says: May 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    @fn – crying? No! Laughing – absolutely – long and loud! It took me quite some time to stop laughing even after you fired Jabba the Weis! Great intellect there, eh. Hire the blob, after a few games you give him a 10 year deal!!! Braaa haaa haaa!!! Your program is irrelevant and has been since the Lou Holtz era!

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