The Notre Dame hockey team probably should have stuck with whiskey.
Reserve Fighting Irish defenseman Jared Beers had one too many, well, beers, and turned the South Bend location of Midwestern bar and grill chain Brothers into his own personal hockey brawl.
A Notre Dame hockey player accused of punching a female manager at a restaurant near campus has been charged with three misdemeanor counts.
Beers, from nearby Mishawaka, Indiana (known to locals as “The Princess City”) allegedly started taking drinks from some bros at Brothers. The “my last name is Beers” line to mooch beer, and the 1.3 beers he then stole because of it, undoubtedly left him blacked out before his midnight brawl began. When the manager had the audacity to ask him to leave, he then punched her in the face, pulled her ponytail and stomped on her face.
After stealing drinks and punching a woman in the head, Beers capped off his douchebag trifecta by running as soon as one of the Brothers patrons called the cops.
It didn’t take long for South Bend’s finest to track down Beers. After he left his wallet at the bar, police used an old cop trick to get him to the station — they called him to come pick it up. Beers was dumb enough and/or drunk enough, to come get it that night. He was promptly arrested and most likely spent a wonderful night in the St. Joseph County drunk tank.
Shockingly, he was suspended indefinitely by the athletic department. ND’s athletic director will defend football players involved in fake girlfriend hoaxes, but Hockey players who beat up female bar owners don’t get quite the same treatment. As a part-time player with zero goals this season for a team that has gone 2-7-1 in 2013, this may be the last time the Irish see Beers on the ice.