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Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen cited by cops.

Notre Dame's heralded freshman QB Jimmy Clausen was cited for transporting alcohol by Indiana State Excise police. The incident occurred on June 23 outside a liquor store near the university campus.

An unidentifed 23 year old bought the alcohol while Clausen waited outside in a Chevy Tahoe. Because the police were sitting in an unmarked car, Clausen was unable to read their defense.

"I thought Jimmy showed a lot of leadership," said Irish head coach Charlie Weiss. "To be only a freshmen and already have a 23 year old buying you alcohol is quite a feat. The upperclassmen really respond to Jimmy."

"I remember when I was a freshman," Weiss continued. "The only older guys I knew would call me 'Haystacks Calhoun' and then pants me. Then they would make me drink bacon grease until I passed out. Delicious bacon grease."


Clausen's accomplice purchased a couple of bottles of vodka, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a case of Natural Light. Southern Miss basketball coach Larry Eustachy declined to comment.

Clausen's mother, Cathy, released a statement.

"We tried to prepare Jimmy for something like this," she said. "That's why we had him start school a year late and then held him back in the sixth grade. It wasn't for athletic purposes. It was so he would be of drinking age when he entered college."