Arrested Notre Dame players appear in court, plead not guilty

Police found a "significant" amount of marijuana in the traffic stop that involved five Notre Dame football players.
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According to court documents, police found a "significant" amount of marijuana in the traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Notre Dame football players Ashton White, Dexter Williams, Kevin Stepherson, Te'Von Coney and Max Redfield, the South Bend Tribunereports.

The players were stopped on the night of Aug. 19, and the police found a loaded handgun and two bags of marijuana on a rear floorboard of the car.

Three of the players appeared in court on Tuesday. Coney, Redfield and Stepherson pleaded not guilty.

All players said they knew about the marijuana in the car.

Redfield is charged with misdemeanor counts of illegal possession of a handgun and possession of marijuana. He was dismissed from the football team.

The players are also expected to face discipline from Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish open the season on Sunday against the Texas Longhorns.