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Senior cornerback Devin Butler formally charged with two felonies

| Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Irish senior cornerback Devin Butler has been formally charged by St. Joseph County prosecutors on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.

Both charges are Level 6 felonies, which carry a sentence of between six months and 2 1/2 years. The prosecutor’s office said Butler is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at 1 p.m.

On Sunday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly suspended Butler from the team indefinitely.

University vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne said in a statement, “Any student arrested on a felony charge also faces dismissal from the University. The University will determine if the additional sanctions should apply to any or all of the students charged.”

Butler has appeared in 27 games for Notre Dame, totaling three starts in three seasons.

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