WR Will Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

South Bend Tribune

Junior wide receiver Will Mahone, whose arrest last month resulted in five charges, three of them felonies, is not enrolled at Notre Dame, a university spokesman confirmed Monday.

After Mahone’s arrest last month in Austintown, Ohio, Irish football coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.

James Gentile, Mahone’s attorney, said Monday night that Mahone would like to return to Notre Dame. But, Gentile said, Mahone is of the understanding that he will not be allowed to return to the school as long as the felony charges against him are pending.

“That’s what the school has told him,” Gentile said. “If for some reason those felonies are reduced or something happens, then he’s free to reapply.”

Mahone, meanwhile, appeared in Mahoning (Ohio) County Court Monday evening for a pre-trial hearing at which a July 23 preliminary hearing was set. Mahone is not required to enter a plea on the felony charges until after the preliminary hearing. He has entered not guilty pleas on the misdemeanors.

Mahone was in attendance at Monday night’s hearing, along with approximately 30-40 supporters, according to Gentile.

“He’s working hard. He’s doing a lot of things to straighten himself out. He’s working hard on himself right now,” Gentile said. “He’s trying to understand what happened here and why it happened and maybe address some of the issues. That’s what he’s trying to do.”

Mahone, 20, was arrested June 14 in his hometown of Austintown, Ohio, after police were called to respond to a fight. His felony charges include assault of a police officer, intimidation of a public servant/party official and vandalism of a government entity. He also was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

According to a police report filed by the Austintown Police Department, police were told that Mahone was highly intoxicated and head-butting and punching vehicles and trying to fight several people.

Police say after an officer told Mahone to calm down and get on the ground, Mahone responded with “(Expletive), white boy.” Police say that an officer then took Mahone to the ground but he repeatedly resisted arrest.

Once Mahone was able to be handcuffed, police claim, he responded, “(Expletive), you white piece of (expletive). Take these cuffs off and I’ll kill you. I’ll (expletive) kill you.”

As the behavior escalated, the officer rerouted to Mahoning County Justice Center for incarceration. Mahone is accused of then stating to the officer, “Bro, when I get out, I got a Glock 9 for your (expletive),” referring to a handgun.

Mahone came to Notre Dame as a running back but later shifted to slot receiver. He did not play as a freshman in 2012 and appeared in two games last season. Mahone missed 2014 spring practice after undergoing offseason foot surgery.

South Bend Tribune/ROBERT FRANKLIN Notre Dame's Will Mahone (32) during the Blue-Gold Spring Football game at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in South Bend. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)