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Notre Dame Fan Takes It Too Far, Allegedly Punches Clausen

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Nov 24, 2009 3:20PM

Reports surfaced yesterday that Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen got a black eye after being punched Saturday night. Details are slowly trickling out and, if some of allegations are true, it leaves us shaking our head. It seems just hours after Notre Dame's loss to UConn in South Bend, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Clausen was allegedly involved in an "altercation" outside CJ's Pub that resulted in Clausen receiving, according to a source to the Trib, "at least one black eye."

Even worse is the claim that Clausen was essentially sucker punched by a pissed off fan. The junior QB was apparently at CJ's with friends and family following the game, which was Senior Day for some of Clausen's teammates (and perhaps Clausen's last game in South Bend as well). The incident occurred as Clausen was leaving the bar. A source told ESPN the injury wouldn't keep Clausen out of Saturday's game at Stanford. Still, let this be a lesson to the thousands of pissed off Bears fans out there: if you see Jay Cutler out at a club, no matter how angry you are with him about all those interceptions, just leave him be.