ND Hockey player suspended, charged with battery after punching female

Notre Dame junior hockey player Jared Beers has been suspended indefinitely from the team after being charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an arrest Sunday night after an incident at Brothers' Bar and Grill on Eddy Street.

Beers is a Mishawaka native who attended Culver Military Academy for two years before moving away to Detroit and Alaska to craft his hockey skills.

He is charged with criminal trespass, battery and resisting arrest.

Police say Beers was stealing beer from the tables of other customers and was asked to leave. They say Beers then hit a 35-year-old female manager in the face and allegedly stepped on her neck and jaw.

When Police were called, Beers left the scene. He left his wallet at the bar however. Police tracked down his cell phone number, called him and he came to the police station to 'pickup his wallet' when they arrested him.

"According to the transporting officer, Beers was barely kept under control and being very abusive to her," South Bend Police Captain Phil Trent says. "At the jail he attempted to kick one of the jail staff as well."

On Tuesday, Notre Dame hockey coach Jeff Jackson announced that Beers was suspended from the team indefinitely.

“The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system,” said Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown.

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