Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees will held to court on May 17th, in which he’ll face four misdemeanor counts, including resisting arrest, battery and underage consumption. But he’s not the only Rees sibling who’s run afoul of the law via alcohol. His sister Meghan Rees was kicked out of the Purdue game last fall and arrested for an alcohol offense as well.
Is this is a new “record” in college football. Lots of starting quarterbacks have gotten arrested for booze-related activities, but how many have had a sister do the same? And just a few months apart at that? This is breaking new ground right? Let’s hope former South Carolina signal caller Stephen Garcia doesn’t have a sister.
Let’s review the situation:
snippet: According to the Purdue student paper:
Meghan Rees, a 21-year-old student at Miami University of Ohio, was cited at Ross-Ade stadium at 8:38 p.m. Her younger brother, Tommy, was on the field leading the Fighting Irish to a 38-10 win over Purdue.
Purdue Police Captain Eric Chin said at around 8:30 p.m. officers received a report of a fight occurring in section 116 of the stadium. When the officers responded to the report, fans pointed to Rees as the one causing the disturbance.
snippet: Rees was jailed on a preliminary felony charge of battery on a police officer and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, minor consumption and public intoxication. Local law enforcement officials claim he ran from a police officer and then kneed him to the chest when confronted. Rees also allegedly registered 0.11 percent on a blood-alcohol test.
So there you have it. If you can think of any famous similar brother-sister combos, athlete and siblings who got in trouble like this, list ’em in the comments section.
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