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Report: Pot in purse was Ragone’s

Updating John “El Guapo” Taylor‘s story on the Toking Irish, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is reporting that any hope Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone had of possibly slithering by the university’s draconian Office of Residence Life might have disappeared: Ragone confessed the marijuana found in his girlfriend’s purse was his.

From the Journal Gazette:

Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone admitted that the marijuana found in a female companion’s purse by an Indiana state trooper belonged to him, according to court documents.

Less than 30 grams of marijuana was found in the women’s purse, and she said she hid the marijuana because Ragone thought the vehicle was going to be searched, according to an affidavit for probable cause from the LaGrange County Circuit/Superior Court.

Ragone waived his right to remain silent and stated the marijuana belonged to him and that he did knowingly possess the marijuana, according to the documents.

Ragone played significant minutes for the Irish, but only contributed seven catches last season as a primary backup to budding star Kyle Rudolph. This likely means that the Irish will back up Rudolph with former walk-on and FB/H-Back Bobby Burger along with tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jake Golic, with true freshman Alex Welch entering into the mix as well. Combined minutes played for the three tight ends? Three.

If he’s allowed back into school or onto the team next fall, perhaps Ragone will look into a criminal law course. It’d help him realize smoking dubies and driving 83 mph in a 70 at 8:00 a.m. is a bad idea.