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Notre Dame receiver charged in campus officer assaults

February 12, 2019
In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, wide receiver Javon McKinley, left, gives his armbands to a fan after the Army All American Bowl high school football game in San Antonio. Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley faces misdemeanor battery and illegal consumption of alcohol charges in connection with an assault on two campus officers. The Indianapolis Star reports Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from court documents that McKinley was unresponsive about 4 a.m. Sunday in an Uber vehicle and the officers were punched while trying to help him to his dorm at the South Bend, Indiana, school. The document says the officers reportedly said they smell alcohol on McKinley's breath. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers.

Court documents say McKinley punched the officers around 4 a.m. Sunday as they tried to help him from an Uber vehicle to his dorm at the school in South Bend. The officers said he had passed out in the car and that they smelled alcohol on his breath.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the 6-foot-2-inch and 215-pound (100-kilogram) McKinley is charged with misdemeanor battery and illegal consumption of alcohol.

McKinley has been released on bond and is due in court Feb. 28.

Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said “the incident is being handled by the criminal justice system.”

McKinley is from Corona, California, and appeared in four games last season.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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