Notre Dame QB Rees Arrested in Police Confrontation

Lake Forest native Tommy Rees, 19, and Carlo Calabrese, 21, were arrested early Thursday

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    Quarterback Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

    Notre Dame's quarterback and a linebacker were arrested early Thursday after a confrontation with police, authorities said.

    Tommy Rees, 19, faces charges of resisting law enforcement, battery to law enforcement, consumption by a minor and public intoxication.

    The Lake Bluff native was released from jail on Thursday on $250 cash bond and will likely appear before a judge in the near future.

    Carlo Calabrese, 21, was released after posting $150 bond. He faces a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

    South Bend police received a call about the party and arrived around 12:30 a.m. When trying to break it up, police said Rees lifted a knee to an officer and was pepper -sprayed while on the ground. He had a blood alcohol content of .11 and Calabrese a .12, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    In a statement, Notre Dame University said it's aware of the incident and "is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system."

    Rees led the team to four straight victories as starting quarterback in 2010 and became the first freshman quarterback in Notre Dame history to lead the Irish to a victory in a bowl game, according to the team.