Notre Dame's Devin Butler pleads guilty to misdemeanor, both felony charges dropped

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SOUTH BEND — University of Notre Dame football player Devin Butler pleaded guilty Monday morning to a misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement, and two felony charges against him were dropped.

Butler, a senior cornerback who is currently suspended, was arrested early on the morning of Aug. 20 after an altercation with police outside the Linebacker bar near campus. He faced felony charges of resisting law enforcement and battering a police officer.

If Butler succeeds in completing a pretrial diversion program, the case could be dismissed altogether. As part of his plea deal, he must also write a letter of apology to the police officer, Aaron Knepper. 

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Notre Dame football player Devin Butler, middle, walks next to his dad Tony Butler and girlfriend Haleigh Bailey into St. Joseph Superior Court, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in South Bend. St. Joseph County prosecutors have charged the suspended football player on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery of a police officer after an altercation early Saturday morning at a bar near campus. (Tribune Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ)