By Bill Carey
July 23, 2012

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees plead guilty to two misdemeanors Monday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, the team's starter last season, plead guilty to two misdemeanors Monday, ending the proceedings around his May arrest before the Fighting Irish start their preseason camp, reports the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton.

Rees was originally charged with a felony after an off-campus incident with police. But Rees, 20, plead guilty to resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Another resisting law enforcement charge and a misdemeanor battery charge were dropped, Hamilton reported.

"The plea agreement includes a 30-day suspended sentence, 11 months of probation, 50 hours of community service and letters of apology to the officers involved from Rees," Hamilton reported.

The quarterback was accused of kneeing a police officer in the chest while trying to leave an off-campus party after police arrived.

Hamilton reports Rees still faces discipline from Notre Dame's Office of Residence Life.

Rees started 12 games last season as a sophomore but is now in a four-person race for the position. Andrew Hendrix, who took some snaps last season, Everett Golson, a dual threat, and Gunnar Kiel, the top quarterback recruit in the nation, are also battling to start.

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