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Notre Dame Football: Running back C’Bo Flemister charged with leaving the scene of an accident

That’s unfortunate

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According to a report from WNDU’s Megan Smedley, Notre Dame running back C’Bo Flemister was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that occurred on April 25.

The senior running back had a productive spring practice season as he prepares to carve out a role alongside Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree this fall.

According to the report, C’Bo allegedly told the police that someone else drove off with his car and crashed it — but then changed his story a few days ago when speaking with investigators, and admitted he was the one driving the BMW.

Because this incident was in Indiana, and C’Bo has no other prior misdemeanor offenses, I believe he will be eligible for a deferral program. In those cases, the defendant pleads guilty, and goes through a deferral program that often includes community service and some type of classes. After successfully completing the program, the charges are then dropped. (Just my basic recollection of what the program is).

Good luck to C’Bo in dealing with this. No word from Notre Dame and Brian Kelly yet, but in the past these things are generally handled internally by the football program.