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Will Mahone, pictured in a Mahoning County Justice Center booking photo.
Wide receiver Will Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame
Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:51 p.m.

NOTRE DAME — Former Notre Dame wide receiver Will Mahone is no longer enrolled at the university, a Notre Dame spokesperson confirmed Monday, July 7.

Mahone, 20, was arrested on five counts — three of which are considered felonies — after an altercation with police in Austintown, Ohio, in June. Following his arrest, head coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone from the football team indefinitely. 

Mahone was arrested June 14 on counts of disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, intimidation and vandalism.

According to an Austintown Police Department report, an officer arrived on the scene and was told by several witnesses that a “highly intoxicated” Mahone had been head-butting and punching cars and attempting to fight several people.

When police approached Mahone in attempts to calm him down, he yelled expletives and violent threats back at them. An officer had to take Mahone to the ground to arrest him.

Once handcuffed, Mahone continued to curse at officers, saying, “Take these cuffs off and I’ll kill you.”

According to the report, the officer began to lead Mahone to the police cruiser, but Mahone began to scream and attempt to pull away. While attempting to pull away, Mahone whipped his head back in an aggressive manner, striking the officer on the left side of the forehead.

Mahone’s behavior intensified, as he continued to struggle with officers as they escorted him to a police cruiser. Once inside, Mahone allegedly spit on the seats and windows of the vehicle. 

Police eventually transported Mahone to a nearby hospital and then on to the Mahoning County Justice Center. During that time, police allege Mahone said, “Bro, when I get out, I got a Glock 9 for (you).”

Mahone came to Notre Dame in 2012 as a running back, but he flipped to wide receiver after the 2013 season. Mahone’s short career at Notre Dame was marred with injuries and depth chart battles. 

Mahone made appearances against Purdue and Michigan State last season. He hoped to contend for the slot receiver position in 2014 but fractured his foot in the first week of spring practice.