Police call recruit's fall a 'tragic accident'
CINCINNATI -- A 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit who was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida was "drunk and belligerent," authorities said Saturday.
Matt James died Friday around 6:30 p.m. ET at the Days Inn Motel in Panama City Beach. Police said he was dead when officers arrived.
"It appears to be a tragic accident," Panama City Beach police Maj. David Humphreys said.
James' former teammates at St. ...
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