Notre Dame D-Lineman looking for some love gets BUSTED for propositiong a prostitutePosted: August 7, 2007
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Notre Dame defensive lineman has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of propositioning a prostitute.
Derrell Hand, 20, was arrested during a prostitution sting by South Bend police, the South Bend Tribune reported on its Web site.
Coach Charlie Weis announced that Hand, who plays defensive end and nose tackle, had been suspended indefinitely from the team for a violation of team rules. Brian Hardin, Notre Dame’s director of football operations, said Weis had no comment Saturday about the Thursday arrest.
“Suspending him is going to be the extent of what he says for now,” Hardin said.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior from Philadelphia had not played the past two seasons but was expected to contribute this season.
A message seeking further information on the arrest was left Saturday for South Bend police spokesman Capt. Phil Trent on his office telephone and his cell phone. Officers working the front desk at the department said the arrest report would not be available until Monday.
Notre Dame begins practice on Monday.
Hand was released from St. Joseph County Jail Thursday on $250 bond. His phone number was not available, and he could not be reached for comment