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Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:14PM ; Updated: Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:14PM

Rees, Calabrese suspended for Notre Dame opener

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Quarterback Tommy Rees, who was arrested in May, has been suspended for Notre Dame's opener against Navy in Ireland.
Quarterback Tommy Rees, who was arrested in May, has been suspended for Notre Dame's opener against Navy in Ireland.
AP

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame has suspended quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese for the Sept. 1 season opener against Navy in Ireland.

Coach Brian Kelly made the announcement Tuesday, a little less than two months after the two players were arrested following an off-campus party in South Bend, Ind.

Kelly says the two made a set of "poor decisions" and will therefore not travel with the team to Ireland.

Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested after he ran away from an off-campus party on May 3 and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him. Calabrese was charged with a misdemeanor count of intimidation.

Rees pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. The 20-year-old junior was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and 11 months of probation.

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