landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Rees, Calabrese arrested
I wonder what Brian Kelly thinks about this.
My guess, if Rees wins the starting job, then he will have learned his lesson, if not, we could see a lofty penalty to try and :prove a point"
So it should be safe to assume that Reese will get something similar. If he does get punished it means he wansn't usefull to Kelly and he is trying to prove a point. I am guessing he will do the what is good for him and not the right thing. Funny how this works at a religious institution which should be held at a higher standard.
what with Golson likely taking his job, obviously Rees was just trying out for special teams.
he's special, all right...
Sons of Notre Dame? At a party? With adult beverages?
What color will Brian Kelly's face be today?
hung over. His head will be hurting to much to be build up the rage to explode.
Please upload the picture of Kelly's head essploading. Kelly supports kids drinking and misbehaving, they won't miss one game.
...his private reaction perhaps, yes.
It probably would have been easier foe Rees and Calabrese to just transfer, of course.He will chat with them at some point, and it will be thus:
If Kelly's head almost explodes after an INT, what is this going to do? Here's your shot Gunner.
 Reese turns 21 May 22nd. Couldn't just wait a bit longer? Way to go pulling a 'Floyd'. Just pack your shit and move back to the dorms now
Right, because we all waited until we were 21 to drink.
Right, because we all had a shot at being the starting QB at a top college football program when we could legally drink in less than three weeks.
Who thinks he just started drinking three weeks before turning 21?
I don't think it's necessarily about starting drinking so much as it is about being careful now that you're on the home stretch. You've made it this far without problems, why take the risk?
...because he made it this far without a problem. Why would he suddenly be like "oh hey, it's almost my birthday, imma take the next few weeks off from partying even though I've had no problems thus far in my collegiate career. You know, just in case."
The guy likes to party, can't hate on that
to kick a cop and get maced!
Not everybody's the perfect underclassman in the world, I mean, everybody gets drunk...drinks underage, shots for you, shots for me, whatever
Not everybody gets drunk. Some of us are thankful to have avoided that experience.
Spare us the "holier than thou", please. The point is, as a 19 year old myself, I can recognize the difference between drinking and having fun, and assaulting a police officer because you're just downright irresponsible.
I don't know. My night doesn't really start until I've kicked a cop or two.
According to the article, he turns 20, not 21, on May 22nd.
Maybe because he turns 20 on May 22nd. He's only 19 right now.
Rees, 19, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, felony battery to law enforcement, minor consumption and public intoxication, according to police.
Finally some good news for ND fans? Other than Calabrese losing Rees may be a blessing in disguise
which is a good thing for us. Brian Kelly is reportedly still skeptical about Golson starting due to some attitude issues, inconsistency, and a lack of understanding of the playbook. That last bit is why they played the spring game with no play clock. Golson doesn't have the ability to get the plays off on time yet.
Tommy Rees is a complete idiot
"He [Rees] was at a party of my friends off campus. Cops came to warn them to turn down the music. Tommy goes up to a cop and kicks him. Not warranted at all. None of them were getting arrested, and he kicked them. Then some other cop comes up to him and maces him."
And so the return to glory continues yet another year.
I think you mean years.
If the few details in the story are true, he is indeed a complete idiot. As the linked story notes, classes ended Wednesday. What it didn't say, is that final exams are next week. He should be out on bond by then anyway, but it's not quite like the semester is completely over at ND.
There's a sports radio host here in Oklahoma who played QB at OSU (ntosu) who is a bit of a hot head. He said when he was still in school, he always partied with at least a few of his O-linemen. They protected him from opposing players on the field and protected him from himself off the field by pulling his ass back from confrontations when he got drunk or stupid. It sounds like Rees could have used an O-lineman or two to do the same thing for him.
I wonder if his face turned purple as he was kicking the cop.
"Nothing good happens after midnight"
The play are now willing to do anything to get kicked off the team.
Doesn't he know when cops come to break up the party you're supposed to run out the back, guess he's not a scrambling quarterback!
Rees needed something to improve his Dutchboy status...Look at his mug shot..Needs some warm milk and a hug from his mother
That's the cold stare of a hardened criminal right there. Also looks like Ronnie from Jersey Shore changed his name and started playing football for ND.
He had to kick him. He was going to throw a beer at the cop, but it landed 2 feet in front of him.
...a good thing for ND and Rees in the long run perhaps.
so he released him.
Pretty sure Rees will still be the starting qb when we play them.
I'm glad we got to hear this news from you first.
I am the ND quarterback!
Res Life will boot him. They suspended Kyle McAlarney for an entire year when he was caught with weed. I realize Michael Floyd didn't get booted, but Tommy Rees is not Michael Floyd.
Look at Kellys track record - he let a guy who killed someone at CMU back on his team (Jerry Seymour). Rees isn't going anywhere. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2400880
Edit: Seymour eventually ended up leaving the CMU team to "get away from the situation." http://www.cm-life.com/2006/08/24/seymournotallowedtoreturntofootballteam/
Floyd was on his 3rd offense and got suspended for 0 games. Res life will not touch Rees, a possible starter for the same reason Floyd got off. Kelly on the other hand might suspend Rees just to make his 5-man qb competition easier to manage.
Have issued a statement:
Can someone please start a "What color is Kelly's face today?" app?
While Notre Dame's Tommy Rees was resisting arrest did he turn it over in the red zone?
Calabrese didn't really do anything. Rees just instigated it by kicking the officer. IMO Rees will miss all of spring practices, knocking out of the QB competition. Probably will miss some games to but it won't even matter since he won't be starting. Btw Floyd missed all of spring practices and some summer workouts. Floyd changed. Ask NFL scouts if they think he has character issues now. They'll all say no.
1. Use "A" when the following word begins with a consonant sound. Use "An" when the word begins with a vowel sound. For example, "You are an idiot for calling Tommy Rees 'a idiot'."
2. I'm pretty sure that spring practice is over since they already had their spring game
3. If the felony sticks, I doubt he needs to worry about missing practice because he will likely still be in jail when school starts again
Rees was fumbling through his words when being arrested
As I was reading this, it looked like a typical incident where the police/PA/DA charge someone with everything they can think of as part of leveraging the plea bargaining process in the court's favor. The story says Rees "tried to run off and hit an officer in the process of being caught." This can mean anything from bumping into the officer to actually hitting him.
If he actually kicked an officer, unprovoked, he should be kicked off of the team. I don't know whether to believe that he did, though, until more facts are available. It's difficult for me to believe that he is stupid or arrogant enough to actually kick a police officer for no reason. I'm sure more facts will come out. It would be nice to see the police report.
In totally unrelated news, I hear that a school up in EL is looking for ex-QB's convicted of felonies to convert into linebackers.
They have already updated the story on ESPN and are starting to change the wording around. It now says "Trent says when the officer caught up with Rees, the 19-year-old raised his knee into the officer and they both fell in a scuffle." Still hard to tell if it was intentional just from that, but I'd imagine its a downgrade from what could have been "wound up and punched him in the gut". The fact that they are trying to decide whether there will be formal charges or not mean even if he does it charged, it will most likely be downgraded to DC.
Can someone please make a Brian Kelly GIF of his purple head exploding with blood shooting everywhere? That would make my day.
From EDSBS, some pretty excellent jokes:
And now time to queue ND fans saying:
1) completely different than the Michael Floyd situation because even though he got arrested 3 times, he didn't assault a police officer, and Rees should get booted
2) this is a good thing because now Rees can't be the starter, allowing a RS Freshman who hasn't been able to find the field yet be the starter. And he will obviously be the answer over a third year starting upperclassman. BK really needed his hand forced because he clearly can't see that anybody but Rees should be starting as BK obviously doesn't know anything about successful college QBs in his system.
very logical points. However, when dealing with nd's football program "logical" thinking isn't apparent in regard to the method or outcomes of ANY incident in recent memory (past 40 years).
They are what they have become ... mostly irrelevant since the early 1990's.
I came here to make a joke but I think they've all been made...
Did they make him back up fifteen yards for roughing the officer? Not great, but I showed up late to the party.
This has gotta be at least 3 Fulmer Cup points.
Making poor reads on and off the field.
Maybe I'm the only one, but I see this getting lowered to a disorderly conduct in a pleading deal. IF he's the starter, he won't miss a game.
ESPN Link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7885323/tommy-rees-notre-dame-fighting-irish-jailed-alleged-confrontation-police
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL COMING THROUGH!~
Even more helpful would be some links to irish schadenfruede over the incident. we can rip on him all we want on here but it would so much more entertaining to watch irish do ti themselves.
Soon to be in the Headlines: "Rees Graduates With Honors"
"Yes, Your Honor. No, Your Honor...."
Did Michael Floyd bail him out?
he assaulted an officer without provocation, he should be charged. Otherwise, this entire incident is the result of unjust laws and/or inappropriate police force. He's an adult with adult responsibilities - including paying taxes and dying for his country. So he should be afforded the same right to drink a legal beverage as every other adult. Nobody (even the arresting police officers and our lawmakers) actually follows the absurd, immoral and unconstitutional drinking age laws.
Bk has already suspended both of them. Word is they'll be reinstated tomorrow.
Hilarious words from the ND 247 board:
"Do you honestly think he actually assaulted an officer? I don't. This sounds eerily similar to the incident that led to 41 ND students being detained and arrested after the MSU game a few years ago. Alot of headlines, but no one was ever charged with anything. The reason...alot of SB and Indiana State police misconduct in the way they handled the situation!!!!!!
...damefan1's youtube vid about this.
There goes ND's national championship hopes.
FYI, "enforcement," not "inforcement."