FORT WAYNE — Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese are attending summer classes and working out with the team, coach Brian Kelly told the South Bend Tribune.
Kelly, who spoke with the paper Monday during the Irish Legends Charity Golf, Dinner and Auction Classic at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich., also didn’t rule out punishment for the players who were arrested after a party May. 3.
“They are cleared to stay in school. They’ve been cleared from me to participate in all workouts,” Kelly said. “When all of these things come together, we’re not going to wait a long time. We’re going to try to get this thing to the point where we know exactly where they are. We want to move and get all of this done.”
Rees, 20, faces four misdemeanor charges stemming from his arrest. He is scheduled to have a status hearing July 17 on a charge of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Calabrese, 21, faces a misdemeanor charge of intimidation for allegedly threatening a police officer and has a hearing set for Aug. 20.
This is the second summer in a row an Irish player is dealing with legal problems. Last year, receiver Michael Floyd was suspended from the team after a drunken driving arrest.
Floyd was allowed to take classes during the summer and work out with teammates. The receiver was reinstated to the team before preseason camp in August.
In recruiting news, Danny Mattingly, a linebacker/tight end from Mead Senior High in Spokane, Wash., orally committed to Notre Dame.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder had 62 tackles, four interceptions and six touchdown receptions as a junior.
IPFW announced that junior college standout Pierre Bland has joined the men’s basketball team.
Bland averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Pierre will join fellow junior college transfers Kevin Harden, Luis Jacobo and Steve Forbes, and freshmen Will Dunn and Joe Reed as newcomers to the Mastodons.
Saint Francis senior linebacker Brody Kalbaugh and senior return specialist/wide receiver Austin Coleman are two of six Cougars named to the 2012 Beyond College Sports Network Preseason All-American Team.
Also chosen were punter Kollin Carman (second team), defensive lineman Anthony Moore (Bishop Luers, third team), defensive lineman Rex Drabenstot (Huntington North, honorable mention) and defensive back Erick Humphrey (honorable mention).