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Notre Dame Football: Te’von Coney Faces Trial After Marijuana Plea Agreement is Reportedly Withdrawn

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Senior will stand trial Aug. 1 in Fulton County, Indiana, after being arrested in August 2016 following a traffic stop.

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Te’von Coney will be on trial in Fulton County, Indiana, two years after being arrested there for a marijuana possession charge.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker will appear in court May 31 for a pretrial conference, with a bench trial to follow on Aug. 1, according to a News-Sentinel report.

The newspaper said the court ordered Coney to take a drug test at probation last October, then subsequently rejected a plea agreement in December. Coney was back in court for a “change of plea hearing” two months ago. But, on April 30, Coney asked to withdraw from the agreement “based on the results of the testing in April of 2018,” according to a court filing.

The newspaper said the court records do not specify the result of that drug testing last month.

Coney was among a group of five Notre Dame players in a car stopped by police on Aug. 19, 2016, for speeding. Max Redfield, a former Irish safety, was dismissed from the team and separated from the university after being charged with handgun and marijuana possession. He later pleaded guilty to carrying a handgun without a license and was given a year on probation.

Ashton White, who is pursuing his career with the Buffalo Bulls, was charged with marijuana possession, as was senior running back Dexter Williams and Kevin Stepherson, who was kicked off the team last year after multiple run-ins with the law.

Coney is considered one of the most important pieces in the Notre Dame defense this year, which returns almost all of its production from last year. The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. native has one year of eligibility left.