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Yeatman and Golic, Jr. arrested

Bill Brink | Monday, September 22, 2008

Police arrested junior tight end Will Yeatman and freshman center Mike Golic Jr. Saturday night, along with 39 others, at an off-campus party, the Associated Press reported Sunday night.

Yeatman, 20, and Golic, 18, were charged with consuming alcohol as a minor, Sgt. Al Taylor of the Indiana State Excise Police told the AP. Members of Notre Dame’s soccer and lacrosse teams were also arrested, the AP said. Excise, South Bend and St. Joseph’s County police were all involved, The AP reported.

“I was made aware of the situation early this afternoon and am currently looking into the matter,” Irish coach Charlie Weis said in a statement, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

Police took Yeatman and Golic to St. Joseph’s County jail, but the AP said neither stayed there until Sunday night.

Yeatman was arrested earlier this year for driving drunk on campus. He pled guilty to drunken driving and reckless driving and entered a year-long probationary period. If he had completed the probation, the state would have moved to drop a criminal recklessness charge, the AP reported.

The University suspended Yeatman from athletics for the spring semester. Yeatman also plays lacrosse for the Irish and is regarded as one of the top attacks in the nation. Yeatman was named LaxPower’s Rookie of the Year in 2006 along with his first team All-Conference honors.

Golic’s father, Mike Golic, Sr., was a defensive lineman for Notre Dame and played for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. He is now a co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”

Golic’s uncle, Bob, also played for Notre Dame, and his younger brother Jake is a senior in high school who has committed to play for the Irish.

Yeatman has two catches for six yards so far this season. He is currently second on the depth chart behind freshman Kyle Rudolph. Golic has not yet played.