Late Monday, the South Bend Tribune's Bob Wieneke first reported that Mahone was no longer a Notre Dame student. Further, Mahone's potential return as a student faces an immediate roadblock: the former Irish wide receiver is unable to apply for readmission pending three felony charges following a June 14 arrest in Austintown, Ohio.
A Notre Dame spokesperson confirmed Mahone's status Monday.
Mahone's attorney, James Gentile, told the Tribune. “If for some reason those felonies are reduced or something happens, then he’s free to reapply.”
Mahone's next court appearance is scheduled for July 23, after which he will be required to enter pleas on each felony charge. They include: assault of an officer, intimidation of a public servant, and vandalism of a government entity. Two additional misdemeanors, to which Mahone has pled not guilty, are likewise pending: resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Mahone, who redshirted as a true freshman in 2011 and did not see game action as a running back in 2012, was one of 10 scholarship wide receivers on head coach Brian Kelly's 2014 squad. He appeared in two games in 2013 as a member of the Irish special teams.
The Irish receiving corps for 2014 consists of one senior (DaVaris Daniels), two juniors (C.J. Prosise and Chris Brown), three sophomores (Will Fuller, Corey Robinson, and Torii Hunter, Jr.) and a pair of freshman, 2014 early enrollee Justin Brent and four-star Florida prospect, Corey Holmes.
No member of the unit exhausts collegiate eligibility at season's end.