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Son of Joe Montana one of eight Irish players popped for underage imbibing

One of these days, those with the authority to do so will find a little bit of common sense and lower the absurdly-high drinking age. Until then, we’ll continue to have stories such as these.

According to WNDU-TV in South Bend, eight members of the Notre Dame football program were among the 43 people arrested Friday night for underage drinking at what sounds like one hellacious party.

Nate Montana, 20-year-old son of Joe Montana and the backup to Dayne Crist at quarterback, was one of the eight-man Irish drinking team busted by the Indiana State Excise Police at a South Bend home.

The others arrested according to the television station were Lorenzo Wood, a cornerback and 2010 recruit; Chris Watt, a sophomore offensive guard; Robert Toma, a 2010 wide receiver recruit; Nicholas Tausch, a sophomore kicker; Ta-iler Jones (no relation), a 2010 wide receiver recruit; Steven Filer, a junior outside linebacker; and Tate Nichols, a 2010 recruit.

All eight were held overnight at the county jail until their blood alcohol level had dipped below legal levels, the station reported.

The university has yet to comment on the situation, but we believe we can hear new head coach Brian Kelly‘s blood boiling from here.