Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen punched by irate fan
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen was punched by an irate fan outside a South Bend, Ind., bar early Sunday morning and has a black eye, according to the Chicago Tribune.
A spokesman for Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis said he could not reach Weis for comment Monday night.
A South Bend police spokesman said Monday no police reports were filed over the weekend that involved Clausen.
The particulars of the confrontation are unclear, though a person answering the phone at CJ's Pub, the bar in question, said the incident "absolutely did not take place inside the bar."
The CJ's employee, who identified himself as a bartender, said Clausen and family members were at the bar after the Connecticut loss -- along with other Irish upperclassmen apparently gathering after their final home game at Notre Dame Stadium.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Jimmy Clausen. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire