We now know why Notre Dame defensive lineman Derrell Hand was suspended indefinitely from the team Friday by Crewcut Charlie Weis.
The South Bend Tribune reports that Hand was arrested and jailed last Thursday afternoon after allegedly propositioning a female police officer who was posing as a prostitute.
It was all part of a sting operation by South Bend police, and Hand and three other men fell for it. The 6-foot-3, 287-pound lineman, who is entering his junior season, was released from jail after posting a $250 bond.
Hand was expected to compete for a starting spot this fall. Soliciting a prostitute is a Class A misdemeanor.
Michael Rothstein of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette speculates that Hand's future with the team is iffy at best:
"Our best guess is that this will be the last you see of Hand for a while. ... Add to it the embarrassing nature of the crime and he might not return at all."