Notre Dame football’s C’Bo Flemister charged with leaving the scene of an accident

South Bend Tribune Report
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SOUTH BEND — University of Notre Dame running back C’Bo Flemister has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after an April 25 wreck.

The misdemeanor charge against the 20-year-old was filed Thursday. According to court documents, Flemister crashed his 2014 BMW around 3 a.m. April 25 on South Bend Avenue near Corby Boulevard.

When police arrived to the scene they found the crashed vehicle 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.

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.

“The University is aware of this incident and is confident it will be handled appropriately by local authorities,” Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in a written statement. “When made aware of incidents such as this, the University conducts its own review to determine if any student behavior policies were violated. In accord with federal law, these reviews are handled privately.”

Flemister was not arrested or booked in the St. Joseph County Jail. His next court date is June 3.

Gold’s C’Bo Flemister makes a catch as Blue’s Jack Kiser defends him during the Blue-Gold Game on Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium.
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