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Notre Dame CB Devin Butler formally charged with two felonies

St. Joseph County prosecutors have formally charged Notre Dame senior cornerback Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official, the prosecutor's office confirmed Tuesday.

Both charges are Level 6 felonies. The penalty for a Level 6 felony is between six months and 2.5 years in prison if convicted, the prosecutor's office said. Butler is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The South Bend Tribune reported the formal charges earlier Tuesday.

Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly suspended Butler indefinitely on Sunday after Butler was arrested early Saturday at the Linebacker Lounge, an off-campus bar.

In light of the arrest Saturday, Notre Dame vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne had issued a statement saying: "Any student arrested on a felony charge also faces dismissal from the university. The university will determine if the additional sanctions should apply to any or all of the students charged."

Butler, a senior from Washington D.C., was expected to miss at least the first month of the season after breaking his left foot in the summer. It is the same foot he broke prior to the Fiesta Bowl, which kept him out of last year's finale.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Butler appeared in 37 games and started three games over three seasons with the Irish, tallying 39 tackles, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.