Notre Dame linebacker Te’Von Coney will face a bench trial on Aug. 1 for misdemeanor marijuana possession charges in Fulton County after a 2016 plea agreement was withdrawn according to a report from Tom Davis and Lisa M. Esquivel Long of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
Coney was one of five Notre Dame players pulled over in a traffic stop on Aug. 19, 2016. All of the players involved in that incident carried at least misdemeanor marijuana charges, with former Irish safety Max Redfield spending a year on probation for a misdemeanor gun charge, as well.
Last year, Coney was ordered to probation as part of a plea agreement but that plea was then rejected in December and he was set for sentencing. Now he’s set for a pretrial conference on May 31 before his bench trial in August.
Coney’s attorney, Rodolfo Sigfredo Monterrosa Jr., told the News-Sentinel that he couldn’t comment on the matter because it was an old case where his client was never sentenced. Coney is expected to be an integral part of the Notre Dame defense so if it were to somehow take him off the field that would certainly be a major loss.