UPDATE: Two Huskers Football Players Kicked Off the Team
Lincoln, NE - Two Huskers football players are no longer on the team. Head Coach Bo Pelini made the announcement Thursday evening that Ernest Suttles and Thomas Brown were dismissed.
KMTV Action 3 News contacted Lincoln Police, who said Suttles was cited Wednesday for misdemeanor assault. At an off-campus party last Friday night, a fight broke out and Suttles reportedly hit teammate David Santos in the head with a bottle. Santos was taken to the hospital but the extent of his injuries is unknown.
Lincoln Police had no record of Thomas Brown. He was neither cited nor arrested in the incident. His involvement in Friday's fight is not clear, but a statement from the university indicates they are investigating one incident off campus.
Brown was expected to compete for playing time at linebacker this season. Suttle was expected to redshirt.