Redfield, Williams, Coney, Stepherson, White formally charged

This photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office shows Max Redfield. Redfield, starting safety, was one of five other players who were arrested Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, after Indiana State Police said a trooper stopped a car in Fulton County about 35 miles south of South Bend for speeding. The trooper detected the odor of marijuana and with the help of a drug-sniffing dog, he found the marijuana and handgun, police said. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) – Four Notre Dame football players and another kicked off the team arrested during a traffic stop have been formally charged.
The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2bRTAQe ) running back Dexter Williams, linebacker Te’von Coney, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, and cornerback Ashton White were charged Monday with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana. Safety Max Redfield, who has since been dismissed from the team, was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and carrying a handgun without a license.
An initial hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Stepherson and Williams were initially also accused of possession of a handgun without a license when arrested Aug. 19. State police said the car was stopped because it was traveling 73 mph in a 60 mph zone and had an improper taillight.

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