Notre Dame football signee Landen Bartleson arrested, released from ND Letter of Intent

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame football signee Landen Bartleson has been arrested and faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property over $10,000, according to Danville (Ky.) police.

He has also been released from his National Letter of Intent and is no longer on a trajectory to join the Irish football program.

"After reviewing all of the facts available to us and speaking with the Bartleson family, we informed them that Landen will no longer be welcomed as a member of our football program," Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said Saturday in a statement.

"This incident is very much out of character for the man we have come to know and we wish Landen and his family well."

Bartleson, 18, and two unidentified 16-year-old juveniles were taken into custody Friday by Danville police and are accused of breaking into a Boyle County business and stealing several guns, per the police report.

Lexington (Ky.) TV station WKYT was the first to report the news.

The trio is also linked to a vehicle theft that occurred on the campus of Centre College in Danville.

Bartleson is a 6-foot, 181-pound cornerback from Harrodsburg, Ky., who was a standout for Boyle County High School in Danville. The three-star recruit signed with the Irish last month during the early signing window.

He was expected to enroll at Notre Dame in June, before his status was re-evaluated.

Notre Dame football cornerback signee Landen Bartleson (left), a former Boyle County (Ky.) standout, has been arrested in Danville, Ky., according to a TV report.
CB signee Landen Bartleson.