Notre Dame football's C'Bo Flemister agrees to pretrial diversion, charges to be dismissed
SOUTH BEND — University of Notre Dame running back C'Bo Flemister could have a misdemeanor charge against him dismissed after entering into an agreement with prosecutors.
Flemister is charged with leaving the scene of an accident when police found his BMW crashed on South Bend Avenue in April. The 21-year-old agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program last month, meaning prosecutors will not continue proceedings against Flemister and will dismiss the charge one year from now, provided he meet certain conditions.
As a condition of the program, Flemister must complete a substance abuse evaluation, attend a victim impact panel, pay $334 in court fees and perform 25 hours of community service. If he completes those items and isn't charged with any additional crimes for a year, prosecutors will dismiss the charge.
The charge against Flemister stems from an April 25 crash where police found a BMW on South Bend Avenue near Corby Boulevard around 3 a.m. with no one inside and the keys missing.
The car was registered to Flemister and police were able to locate him at a friend's house, according to court documents. Police say Flemister first told them his car was taken from Eddy Street Commons, but in a later interview admitted to crashing that night and leaving before police arrived. He was not arrested for the incident.
Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said the university would not comment on specific student disciplinary matters when asked if the university had completed its own review of Flemister's case.
In June, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said Flemister's standing with the football team was not likely to be affected.
"This is not being very smart. So he’s going to be accountable for what that situation is," Kelly said.
Flemister, from Williamson, Ga., played in nine games last season as a junior and rushed for 299 yards and five touchdowns on 58 carries. Still the team's third-string running back, Flemister played in Saturday's Blue-Gold Game, six days after the reported accident. He rushed seven times for 11 yards in the spring intrasquad scrimmage.
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