Court hearing for Irish QB Rees pushed back a week

A court hearing for a Notre Dame quarterback has been pushed back a week.

Junior Tommy Rees' hearing will now be held on July 24th instead of this Tuesday after a request from Rees' attorney, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office told NewsCenter 16 on Monday.

Rees was arrested in early May along with linebacker Carlo Calabrese outside of a house party off campus after Rees attempted to flee the scene. Rees faces four misdemeanors--including two charges of resisting law enforcement, one count of battery to law enforcement, and one count minor consumption.

Rees has finished each of the last two seasons as Notre Dame's starting quarterback. Entering his junior year, he's battling Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and Gunner Kiel for the starting job. Rees has been allowed to participate in summer workouts while his legal situation plays out. The Irish open up camp on August 4th.

Police were called to the home on Notre Dame Avenue in early May due to a noise complaint. According to a source, Rees freaked out when he saw police because he was underage and had been drinking.

South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent says Rees was among about five people who jumped a backyard fence and ran after officers arrived at the party.

According to police, Rees ran from officer Brandon Stec. Rees ran out onto Notre Dame Avenue. Police say a cab driver saw the pursuit and blocked Rees's path. They, they say Rees raised his knee into the officer, knocking the wind out of him. Officials say the cab driver then grabbed Rees and kept him from running away. When the officer tried to arrest Rees, police say Rees scuffled with him and they both fell back on the pavement. Stec sustained scrapes to the arm in the struggle.

Officers say Rees continued to try and resist arrest and was maced before being taken into custody.


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