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Report: Rees, Calabrese working out with Irish

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese are attending summer classes and working out with the team, coach Brian Kelly told the South Bend Tribune.

Kelly, who spoke with the paper Monday during the Irish Legends Charity Golf, Dinner and Auction Classic at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich., also didn't rule out punishment for the players who were arrest after a part May. 3.

"They are cleared to stay in school. They've been cleared from me to participate in all workouts," Kelly said. "When all of these things come together, we're not going to wait a long time. We're going to try to get this thing to the point where we know exactly where they are. We want to move and get all of this done."

Rees, 20, faces four misdemeanor chargers stemming from his arrest. He is scheduled to have a status hearing July 17 on a charge of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Calabrese, 21, faces a misdemeanor charge of intimidation for allegedly threatening a police officer and has a hearing set for Aug. 20.

Both players are competing for starting jobs this season. Rees is part of a four-way competition with Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and Gunner Kiel, while Calabrese and Dan Fox are trying to win a starting spot at inside linebacker.

This is the second summer in a row an Irish player is dealing with legal problems. Last year, receiver Michael Floyd was suspended from the team after a drunk driving arrest.

Floyd was allowed to take classes during the summer and work out with teammates under a zero-tolerance policy, and the receiver was reinstated to the team before training camp in August.

Kelly told the Tribune that he deals with each player's case individually.

"It's never a one-size-fits-all situation," Kelly said. "This is over 20 years of me being a head coach and having to look at each individual and what the sanctions are. We've gotten all of the reports. I've gotten a chance to meet with both of them, and we'll get this thing rolling."

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