Former Notre Dame CB arrested for sex with 16-year-old

Former Notre Dame cornerback Dwight Ellick has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Ellick was teaching and coaching at Freedom High School in Tampa and had sex with the girl at his apartment June 4, 2010, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Ellick, who started for the Irish for two seasons and was also a track standout at the school, was in training to be a firefighter when he was arrested.

"I don't believe it for one second," said former Buccaneers linebacker Richard Wood, who coached Ellick in high school. "We'll let the court or whoever decide. I know that man as a person. And I know that he has upmost, first-class character — one of the best men that I've ever been around.

"He's the kind of kid you want around your daughter.”

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