Mahone suspended from ND football team after threatening to kill police during arrest

Mahoning County, OH Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly has suspended junior wide receiver Will Mahone indefinitely from all football related activities after Mahone threatened to kill police in an arrest over the weekend.

Mahone was taken into custody late Saturday night in Mahoning County, Ohio. Mahone is from Austintown, Ohio.

Mahone was booked for disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism of a government entity. Three of those charges are felonies.

Austintown Police say they arrived at the scene of a party where witnesses told them Mahone was head butting and punching vehicles. The police report says the officers approached a "highly intoxicated Mahone" and attempted to get him to calm down.

"F*** off white boy," Mahone replied, according to the police report obtained by WNDU.

Officers then took Mahone to the ground and after a bit of a struggle, were able to hand cuff him and place him under arrest.

"F*** you, you white piece of s***, take these cuffs off and I'll kill you, I'll f****** kill you," Mahone told police according to the report.

While handcuffed, officers say that Mahone "whipped his head back in an aggressive manor striking this officer on the left side of the forehead."

When finally placed in a police car, Mahone began to kick the window of the vehicle multiple times. He was tasered to bring him under control.

Officers then began to drive Mahone to Mahoning County Jail. While en route, Mahone declared "Bro when I get out, I got a Glock 9 for your ass." The police report indicates Mahone was referring to a Glock 9mm hand gun.

A Notre Dame statement Monday said: "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. Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law."

Mahone is a junior. He redshirted his freshman season, and an early training camp injury last year slowed down his sophomore season.

He began as a running back but has moved over to the slot position at wide receiver.


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