Notre Dame indefinitely suspended wide receiver Will Mahone last month, which is typical for any player at any school facing legal troubles. As it turns out, Mahone’s removal from the team has been taken a bit farther. Mahone is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame.
The South Bend Tribune confirmed with a university source Mahone is no longer enrolled at the university on Monday. An attorney representing Mahone told the newspaper his client would like to return to Notre Dame but is understanding that may not be a possibility as long as charges are pending, three of which are felonies.
“That’s what the school has told him,” Mahone’s attorney, James Gentile said. “If for some reason those felonies are reduced or something happens, then he’s free to reapply.”
Mahone was arrested in mid-June and charged with five different counts, including one for assaulting a police officer. The details of the arrest were not exactly pleasant. According to Inside the Irish, Mahone has pled not guilty to the misdemeanor charges, and has until a pretrial hearing in mid-July to decide how to handle the felony charges.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 23.