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Another Black Eye for Notre Dame

11/24/2009 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Another Black Eye for Notre DameUPDATE: During a press conference moments ago, Coach Weiss said Jimmy will be at practice today and starting against Stanford.

The Fighting Irish have taken a beating on the football field this year -- and now, their starting quarterback was reportedly socked in the face during a bar fight early Sunday morning.

According to the Chicago Tribune, it all went down at a bar in South Bend, Indiana after Notre Dame choked in a double-overtime loss to UCONN. The paper reports Jimmy Clausen was leaving the place after dinner with his parents, and some bar patron "sucker punched" him in the face.

The paper claims Clausen -- a major NFL prospect -- has a black eye. No word if the QB plans to press charges.

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why it gotta be a sucker punch?

1760 days ago


why it cant be a buster punch.. or a noob punch?

1760 days ago


Hopefully Jesus and his Father will rid the world of the rodents and snakes otherwise known as the papparazi real soon...Touchdown Jesus? You guys get more pathetic every day.

1760 days ago


This was some drunk f**ktard taking out his frustration on a kid instead of with the coaching where it belonged, and in front of his parents on top of it. The douche bags are on the loose in South Bend.

1760 days ago


Heaven forbid the sock in the eye may affect his "education".

1760 days ago


"Touchdown Jesus? You guys get more pathetic every day."

Actually TMZ didn't make that up, it's what the Jesus statue that overlooks the stadium and campus is called.

1760 days ago

mitch myers    

f ing crybaby eddie haskell!

1760 days ago


Head coach Charlie Weiss is toast. He has been on probation this past season because of repeated losses. Michigan coach Rodriquez is toast. Don't let the door hit them in the ass on the way out. Sorry head coaches take the blame for running their team into the ground. Michigan and Notre Dame expect only stellar seasons..........

1760 days ago


Touchdown Jesus? What would a website run by a bunch of blatant homosexuals know about Jesus?

1760 days ago


Before you make comments - maybe you should know some ND history ... TMZ didn't make up the phrase Touchdown Jesus .... that is the nickname for the mural [not statue] on the library on campus - which happens to overlook the stadium.

Jimmy isn't a 'douchebag' ... and as a ND student - I don't get why "education" is in quotations - ND is strick on their players, grades are important as is conduct on and off campus ... Jimmy didn't do anything to provoke this - he was simply trying to leave ...

maybe it was a UConn fan who punched him - NOT a 'douchebag' from South Bend.

1760 days ago

Eric Fisk    

Shame on Notre Dame! The ND football program is over along with GM, and steel mills in America. Florida high school teams can beat ND. What coach or future NFL'er would go to ND now when they can go to Florida or an SEC school? Wake up to reality ND fans!

1760 days ago

SC fan    

Notre Dame was favored by 6 over UConn - maybe the guy was a ND faithful who just lost a bundle when ND blew the game.

1760 days ago


sounds like the UofA game bunch of idiots threw water bottles and 1 hit a cheerleader in the head, had to stay in Tucson overnite for eval. I AM ASHAMED TO BE FROM TUCSON. STUPID FANS

1760 days ago


Screw football. It's probably the most overrated sport on the planet. 3 seconds of action and 15 seconds of showboating on every play. The fact that it carries the same name as soccer doesn't help it's cause either. Why do the call it a gladiator sport anyway. These big dudes play for 3 seconds at a time then are on the sidelines huffing out of oxygen tanks. So lame.

1760 days ago


Hey "amanda" wake up. From reading your comments, I'm pretty sure you couldn't possibly be a student at Notre Dame. If you were, you would have understood my post (not to mention misspelling the word "strict"). I was defending Jimmy C. And I didn't say the d-bags were from SB, I just said d-bags were on the loose. If you really are a student here, I feel sorry for your parents because they wasted a lot of money for an education you are not getting.

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