A reported by Inside The Irish, Notre Dame WR Will Mahone has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. This is terrible news for the Irish & could be even worse for Mahone who may have lost more than just 10 days of freedom–he could have lost his opportunity to wear the gold helmet and play for the Fighting Irish again.
In light of the news, Mahone has been indefinitely suspended from the football team by Brian Kelly and is not enrolled at the university.
Mahone pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and aggravated menacing, with felony charges wiped off of his record. The Youngstown Vindicator revealed that a plea deal was struck by Mahone and his attorney, and the leniency shown to him by the court.
Judge David A. D’Apolito of Mahoning County Area Court told Mahone, “I’m giving you much less of a sentence that I think is probably appropriate, but I’m going to do it anyway.”
The sentencing came after a presentation by Ken Cardinal, an assistant county prosecutor, comments from Mahone’s lawyer, James Gentile, and four people who spoke about Mahone’s character.
“I just feel terrible about [the incident], every day,” Mahone said. “I just can’t say enough of how sorry I am.”