Jimmy Clausen involved in bar altercation

11/23/09 in NCAAF   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

Notre Dame has had a season to forget and things got worse early Sunday morning following the loss to UConn.  Star quarterback Jimmy Clausen had a Joe Kane moment after being involved in a fight at a South Bend watering hole.  Details are sketchy, but it looks a though Jimmy caught the worst of it.

UPDATE: ESPN is reporting that Clausen was punched in the face by an irate fan outside a South Bend restaurant early Sunday morning and has a swollen eye, a person briefed on the incident said on Monday.

That person said Clausen was "sucker-punched" by a fan as he left an establishment after having dinner with his parents.

The fan allegedly said something to Clausen and/or a female acquaintance.

A South Bend police spokesman said that no police reports were filed over the weekend involving Clausen, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper also reported that the name of the bar was CJ's and that a bartender at the establishment said that Clausen had been there with family members and other Irish upperclassmen after Notre Dame's loss to Connecticut on Senior Day.

I'm not sure what the hell Clausen's family would be doing with him past midnight, but something about this story still doesn't smell right.

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