SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley, charged with three misdemeanors in relationship with his Feb. 10 on-campus arrest, appeared right before a St. Joseph County Excellent Courtroom magistrate on Thursday morning and was granted a continuance until April 15.
McKinley and his lawyer, Jeffrey J. Stesiak of South Bend, declined remark on the scenario. McKinley, 20, faces two Class A counts of battery resulting in bodily harm and a Class C misdemeanor count of illegal usage of alcoholic beverages.
A redshirt sophomore from Corona, Calif., McKinley answered affirmatively when questioned whether he would be present Saturday for the begin of spring football apply for the Preventing Irish. He then declined remark when questioned whether he would be allowed to take part.
McKinley performed in six game titles as a freshman in 2016 right before suffering a broken still left fibula in apply. A four-star recruit and consensus Major 100 prospect in nationwide rankings, McKinley missed all of 2017 and saw action in just four game titles very last year with no receptions.
In accordance to the possible trigger affidavit submitted in St. Joseph County Excellent Courtroom, McKinley punched two University of Notre Dame Safety Police officers: Adis Ibrekic and Lt. Laurie Steffen. The officers experimented with to aid McKinley to his dorm, according to the affidavit, soon after he was found unresponsive in the backseat of an Uber car shortly right before 4 a.m.
Notre Dame spokesperson Dennis Brown mentioned in a assertion on Feb. 11 the university would “impose sanctions as warranted” should really McKinley merit “internal self-discipline.”
McKinley, who turns 21 on April 10, continue to has two several years of eligibility remaining.