In a release just a few moments ago, the Nebraska Football team lost two defenders from the team due to dismissal. The release states:
We are aware of an incident involving student-athletes which occurred off campus over the weekend. We are working with the University's Dean of Students in gathering further details. We will continue to review the incident. Further, Head Football Coach Bo Pelini has announced that Ernest Suttles and Thomas Brown are no longer members of the football program.
Ernest Suttles was an incoming Freshman Defensive Tackle from Orlando, Florida.
Thomas Brown, a Inside Linebacker from Gardenia, California, redshirted last season and was considered a potential candidate to have some significant playing time this season.
This is obviously a big blow to the Nebraska Defensive outlook for 2013, but it should put several rumors that had been flying around to bed.
UPDATE, 7:58pm CT:
Police: Suttles ticketed last night for assault. Fight about 11 p.m. on the 21st, victim was as Husker.— HuskerExtra.com (@huskerextra) June 28, 2013
UPDATE #2, 8:11pm CT:
Brown and Suttles are not eligible to return to the program, either. #huskers— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) June 28, 2013
Update #3, 8:16pm CT:
Police: David Santos, a #Huskers linebacker, was the victim. http://t.co/5sKKyitTyP— HuskerExtra.com (@huskerextra) June 28, 2013
Update #4, 8:34pm CT:
From Eric Olson, AP:
Lincoln Police Capt. Danny Reitan said there was no record of Brown being connected to the alleged assault.
Reitan said a fight broke out during a party at a residence last Friday and that Suttles struck Santos in the forehead with a bottle. Reitan said it wasn't known whether Santos required medical treatment. Suttles was ticketed Wednesday.
Update #5, 8:56pm CT:
Now that @ericolson64 has got the story out, here is what I've got: Suttles/Brown started a fight with a Huskers player at a party... [cont]— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
That Husker took a pretty decent hit(s) when Santos stepped in, tried to get Suttles/Brown out of the party.. [cont]— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
As Sanots was trying to get them out of the party, Suttles takes the bottle to Santos. Santos required stitches.— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
The jist of it: Suttles/Brown -started- a fight with a team mate, then bottle'd another. Bo had no choice but to dismiss them. #Huskers— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
One more thing: Suttles/Brown going after a team mate wasn't spur of the moment. It was in their thoughts. That's a REAL problem.— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
Last note: That is what *I* have been told. Plenty more details coming out, make no mistake. Liquored fight = Liquored details. Stay tuned.— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
@ericolson64 Fair to say there's more details to come. That said, I keep hearing Brown's actions were a big backseat to Suttles'.— Jeff Mason (@RedSideline) June 28, 2013
*** This is a developing story, stick with CN and we shall give you the latest when we find it out. ***