In connection to an altercation that took place at a bar near a university campus, Notre Dame defensive back Devin Butler plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for resisting law enforcement and battery to a public safety official.
The event in question took place early in the morning on Aug. 20.
Allegedly, two women were fighting, when police arrived they found Butler stepping in and shoving one of the women. When the office ordered Butler to back away, he began to shout at them, and when they tried to detain him, he tackled them.
Butler was suspended indefinitely from the football team following his arrest.
As part of Butler’s plea deal with the court, he was to write a letter of apology to the officer involved in the altercation.
Below is the letter of apology.
By entering a plea deal with the court, Butler could potentially avoid jail time.
The battery charge has been dropped altogether and and his sentencing will be delayed one year while he completes a pretrial diversion program. He will be required to complete 24 hours of community service. If Butler completes his program successfully, the remaining misdemeanor charge will be dropped.
However, he could face up to a year in prison if he fails in completing the program.