Yet another ND player has gotten into trouble with the law for an alcohol related offense.
DaVaris Daniels, a sophomore-to-be receiver, was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor on May 13, according to police records in his hometown of Vernon Hills.
Daniels was one of 29 individuals cited at an address that matches his own. Police 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."
"I'm aware of the citation DaVaris received and will be speaking with him about the matter," Irish coach Brian Kelly said in a statement released late Wednesday. "Any team-related discipline that may be forthcoming will be handled internally."
The offense itself is relatively minor and the partygoers should be commended for calling an ambulance but the sheer amount of alcohol fueled run-ins with the law under Brian Kelly's tenure has to raise some eyebrows for a program that's so prideful of being better than everyone else. Whether it be just bad luck or something indicative of the program as a whole remains to be seen.
Other alochol-related offense under Brian Kelly:
- DaVaris Daniels (MIP)
- Tommy Rees (4 misdemeanors)
- Carlo Calabrese (Intimidation)
- Michael Floyd (2 MIPs, 1 DUI)
- 8 football players arrested for underage drinking during the summer before Kelly's first year
- [ED:BISB - redacted]
I'm sure that's not all of them so feel free to add anything else not on the list. I'm not sure if Tommy Ree's sister getting in trouble at the Purdue game counts or not.
[ED:BISB - Matt James' death is not relevant here. In fact, Matt James' death is rarely relevant. Same with Declan Sullivan's death. Where they are actually relevant, they are fair game for discussion. But when they are only tangentially related, they should not be used. Rule of thumb: dead teenagers rarely help the point you are trying to make]