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Notre Dame’s Quarterback Is Arrested : Charges: Mirer, who led his team to 9-3 record last season, and linebacker DuBose are accused of public intoxication.

From Associated Press

It is too early to tell how charges of public intoxication will affect quarterback Rick Mirer and linebacker Demetrius DuBose, a Notre Dame official said Saturday.

Mirer, 21, a junior from Goshen, Ind., and DuBose, 20, a junior from Seattle, were among three students arrested Friday night and booked suspected of public intoxication and disorderly conduct at an off-campus party, South Bend police said.

Mirer is heading into his second Notre Dame season at quarterback. As a sophomore, Mirer led the Irish to a 9-3 record.

Police say Mirer, DuBose and a 19-year-old Notre Dame student, John Neal, who is not on the football team, were arrested at about 11 p.m. EDT Friday.

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The two football players were released on $100 bond apiece early Saturday, and an initial hearing is planned for Oct. 9 in St. Joseph County Court, police said.

John Heisler, Notre Dame sports information director, said Saturday that it it is too early to speculate on how the arrests could affect next Saturday’s season opener. Notre Dame will play host to Indiana, the first matchup between the two schools in 33 years.

DuBose said he was talking to a woman when he was confronted by police. Mirer said he was arrested when he asked police why DuBose had been put in a squad car.

Lt. Norval Williams, city police information officer, said Mirer requested a Breathalyzer test, but that the arresting officer did not give him one.

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Ryker said that “normally on public intoxication charges, no Breathalyzer is taken.”


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