UPDATE: Former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown appears in court

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A former Assistant Notre Dame football coach appeared before a judge Wednesday, more than three months after shooting himself in stomach and allegedly holding his wife hostage in a 7-hour standoff with police.

Corwin Brown faces charges of confinement and domestic battery, stemming from the August incident at his Granger home.

Brown appeared in Judge Miller's courtroom for a status hearing. A "Notice of defense of mental disease" was filed by Brown's attorney, saying Brown has mental issues caused from years of playing football.

The defense team is now looking for two doctors who can treat him for his condition, and are looking to regional doctors between Chicago and Detroit.

Brown has already been looked at by doctors in Ann Arbor.

He was arrested September 12 after recovering from his self-inflicted gunshot wound.He's due back in court on January 11.

Brown's family has said they also believe he may suffering from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears and Notre Dame star who committed suicide in February.

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