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Former Notre Dame QB Kiel arrested

Former Notre Dame quarterback Blair Kiel was arrested on domestic battery charges Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis TV station WTHR is also reporting that Kiel, 47, is accused of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement in addition to the domestic battery charges. Police say Kiel, who played at Notre Dame from 1980-83, was waiting outside a restroom at Victory Field -- home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians baseball team -- for his girlfriend, Christy Rundle.

According to the report, witnesses told officers Rundle was inside the restroom crying and refusing to come out and that Kiel had abused and grabbed her earlier in the evening. When Rundle came out of the restroom, Kiel, who officers said "had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages, bloodshot and glassy eyes," became belligerent and was asked to leave the stadium.

The officer who escorted Kiel from the stadium saw him back inside yelling at Rundle several minutes later. Kiel reportedly shoved the officer as he again tried to escort him out of the stadium, and struck the officer several times as the officer tried to place him under arrest.

After graduating from Notre Dame, Kiel bounced around on the fringes of three NFL rosters, the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League before retiring in 1993.

He was released on bond Sunday. No phone number was listed in Kiel's name to reach him for comment.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.