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Disturbing details of what led to Irish WR’s arrest emerge

Will Mahone

Earlier today it was reported that Notre Dame wide receiver Will Mahone was arrested on five charges, three of which are felonies, in connection to a disturbance over the weekend in Ohio.

The South Bend Tribune has since posted details of the incident, which paints a picture of a very inebriated football player who, among other things, threatened to kill police officers who had arrived on the scene of a party.  From the paper:

According to the police report filed by the Austintown Police Department, officers arrived on the scene about 10:30 p.m., Saturday after being called to respond to a fight. Officers observed about 20 people in the street pointing to a driveway on the north side of Rita Avenue. Some of them told police Mahone was highly intoxicated and head-butting and punching vehicles as well as trying to fight several people.

Police say an officer advised Mahone to calm down and get on the ground, to which Mahone responded with, “(Expletive), white boy.” Police say an officer then took Mahone to the ground, but he repeatedly resisted arrest. Once Mahone finally was able to be handcuffed, police claim, he responded, “(Expletive), you white piece of (expletive). Takes these cuffs off and I’ll kill you. I’ll (expletive) kill you.”

As Mahone was being led to the cruiser, police allege, he began to scream and shout and tried to pull away. Mahone is further accused of whipping his head back in an aggressive manor, striking a police officer on his forehead. Police accuse Mahone of trying to kick police after they again took him to the ground. At that point, an officer drive-stunned Mahone to gain compliance. As he was being taken to the cruiser, Mahone is accused of continually yelling, “Take these cuffs off, and I’ll kill all of you.”

Once placed in the cruiser, Mahone allegedly violently kicked the window in the back seat of the cruiser and had to be drive-stunned again. While police were outside interviewing witnesses, Mahone allegedly began to spit on the windows and the seats of the cruiser, at which time a spit net was applied over Mahone’s head.

When Mahone was told he was being transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Austintown to have a laceration on his left eye examined, Mahone allegedly responded, “Good, get me out of these cuffs and I’ll kill you and all them bitches there.” As the behavior escalated, the officer rerouted to Mahoning County Justice Center for incarceration. Mahone is accused of then stating to the officer, ‘Bro, when I get out, I got a Glock 9 for your (expletive),” referring to a handgun.

Will Mahonre mugshotAt the hospital, Mahone continued leveling threats, this time at medical personnel who were treating him.

Mahone was officially charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism of a government entity. The latter three charges are the felonies.

At the very least, Mahone will be indefinitely suspended. There’s also a very good chance that he could be punished by the Office of Residence Life, up to and including an expulsion from school.

As of yet, however, the school has not addressed Mahone’s status with the team moving forward.

Mahone was a four-star member of the Irish’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 18 running back in the country.  He moved from the backfield to receiver this spring.

(Upper right photo credit: Notre Dame athletics)

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36 Responses to “Disturbing details of what led to Irish WR’s arrest emerge”
  1. mauldawg says: Jun 16, 2014 4:16 PM

    ND will sugar coat this whole thing. Somehow the Police will be at fault. They will be accused of make the whole thing. Out of no where there will be 10-20 people saying that he was just minding his self and the Police jumped him. Wait and see. Go Irish!!

  2. rolltide510 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:19 PM

    Oh come on mauldawg, its not like we’re talking about Seminole fans here.

  3. psly2124 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:23 PM

    One of hardies boys. What the excuse for this bigoted football player. He should be charged with a the crime as well. Throw this bum out of school and put his arse in jail where he belongs. F’n animal

  4. wolfman55h says: Jun 16, 2014 4:24 PM

    Just an average night out in the SEC

  5. stoicpaisano says: Jun 16, 2014 4:24 PM

    Deyz beez gud kidz, where my gibsmedats?

  6. mydixienormus says: Jun 16, 2014 4:33 PM

    Model citizen…

  7. mydixienormus says: Jun 16, 2014 4:35 PM

    Why did they keep calling it “drive-stunned”?

    I always thought it was “dry-stunned” (i.e. shocking someone with a taser without deploying the barbs).

  8. jimmy53 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:56 PM

    a Tide fan ragging on the Noles in an article about the Irish. Someone’s feeling like a jealous hag.

    Never mind that UA is tied (wit Auburn) for the most penalized team in college football history.

  9. jimmy53 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:57 PM

    a Tide fan ragging on the Noles in an article about the Irish? Someone’s feeling like a jealous hag.

    Never mind that UA is tied (with Auburn) for the most penalized team in college football history.

  10. eagles512 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:58 PM


  11. nflcflfan says: Jun 16, 2014 5:07 PM

    Another fine example of a guy that deserves to be paid tens of thousands of dollars for playing football at a D1 University.

  12. thegonz13 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:29 PM

    Gee, whatever happened to those high Notre Dame standards?

  13. mcjon22 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:40 PM


    As a Bama fan, YOU have no room to talk. When you see stories like this, don’t comment. Just makes you look foolish

  14. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:55 PM

    Thug monkey is right where he belongs…

  15. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 6:06 PM

    They should have done society a huge favor & blown his worthless ass away…

  16. 11inthebox says: Jun 16, 2014 7:19 PM

    “Thug Monkey?”

    Wow. I’ll be that guy has been sitting in his room, hoping and praying he’d get a chance to use the word “monkey.”

    He doesn’t care about this kid, or Notre Dame, or even football. But he’s been itching to use that word in a context that makes him feel justified for all of his feelings towards all the people who resemble this one.

    Well, congrats my man. Today’s your day. Stand tall.

  17. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:23 PM

    Make sure u defend that monkey’s comments too while ur at it u PC queer…

  18. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:28 PM

    Go ahead! Waiting…….

  19. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    That thug is EXACTLY the type who good black people HATE!

  20. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:04 PM

    “all the people who resemble this one”…DAMN RIGHT u PC queer! If u act like him u are a THUG MONKEY!! Duhhhhhhhhh

  21. ducksk says: Jun 16, 2014 8:18 PM

    He is a racist.

  22. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:20 PM

    11inthebox U REALLY need to YouTube Chris Rock (great BLACK comedian) u PC queer…find the tape of him saying there are N*GG*RS & then there are good black people!! Mahone obviously is the former & I was doing him a FAVOR just calling him a dumb thug monkey cause Rock would have called him the former u PC fool! Keep living in ur queer PC DREAMWORLD of DENIAL!!

  23. Romulus says: Jun 16, 2014 8:21 PM

    Tim9 , you should be in that jail cell with him, you racist pig . You are no better than that dude.

  24. thefiesty1 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:28 PM

    Just how drunk (or high) can one person get? Completely out of control and should be permanently banned from ND and football.

  25. 9timd9 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:28 PM

    I guess Chris Rock is a RACIST too, huh Romulus queer???

  26. lightskin350 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:30 PM

    Wow its a little shocking to hear this about one of our guys. Mahone needs to be kicked off the team. I am all for second chances but the racist remarks and the threats to match are simply too much for me. I trust that Brian Kelly will try and help Will Mahone but he can’t be a part of the program anymore in my opinion.

  27. tampabayirish says: Jun 16, 2014 8:55 PM

    Let me paraphrase a Coach Holtz quote…young people often need our love the most when they deserve it the least. The kid obviously has lots of problems. I hope someone can help him so he doesn’t end up dead or in jail for the rest of his life. I wouldn’t mind if Notre Dame or someone from Notre Dame helped this kid work through his many issues, even if he never plays again for the Irish.

  28. railcarcowboy says: Jun 16, 2014 9:47 PM

    No doubt that the Thug Monkey is a racist piece of (expletive) himself. I guess Sharpton and Jackson are too busy watching World Cup Soccer to get on their soap boxes and persecute this punk for racist comments. Oh wait! They’re not for racial equality of ALL people. My bad, I forgot.

  29. psly2124 says: Jun 16, 2014 10:30 PM

    TNB would be the appropriate term.

  30. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 17, 2014 10:28 AM

    I’m just going to take a wild stab in the dark here…

    @9timd9 is a huge supporter of the 2nd amendment and thinks Obama is the worst POTUS ever…. (we’ll wait while you go try to figure out what POTUS means)

    Am I pretty close to the target there Timmy?

    And there is @psly2124 rearing his racist head again. I just can’t fathom how you could ever claim you’re not a “bigot” when you use terms like “TNB”.

  31. kosarkid says: Jun 17, 2014 1:16 PM

    This racist should be publicly shamed just like any white guy who would be caught doing the same thing. Tired of Jackson & Sharpton preaching that racism can only be against one race. Now excuse me while I watch the Nagger episode of South Park now.

  32. casurferho says: Jun 18, 2014 6:12 AM

    It’s called ROID RAGE, Plain and simple. The college athletics coaches and pro football coaches tell these players how to acquire it! It has been part of the game for ever! Somehow, their Public relations Dept will spin it as a nervous Breakdown, he will go to a rehab facility until just before the season starts , felonies? That seems extreme, charges reduced to community service, there is a script for this, also, seriously, Monkey? And using Chris rock to support your racism? These clowns would get a good whopping in my neighborhood & I’m white!!!! I do agree Re sharpton and Jackson, hypocrites there for sure

  33. dhardy8207 says: Jun 19, 2014 8:39 AM

    I’ve heard alcohol termed as “liquid courage” but this is ridiculous. Must have been partaking of other substance such as ectasy or as another poster mentioned some roids maybe….

  34. ttalarico says: Jun 19, 2014 10:38 PM

    Notre Dame will not stand for this behavior.

    Go Irish!

  35. dkhhuey says: Jun 22, 2014 10:48 AM

    Dude no doubt had one HUGE hangover and a massive headache!

  36. croye says: Jun 23, 2014 7:25 PM

    …”There’s also a very good chance that he could be punished by the Office of Residence Life, up to and including an expulsion from school.”

    GEE, ‘ya think!?

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