Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly was ticketed Friday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol and falling to signal a turn. Reilly is the Huskers top receiver this spring after injuries have hit Jordan Westerkamp and Stanley Morgan Jr.
According to Lincoln police Reilly was driving a 2007 Hyundai Sonata headed north on I-180. Reilly failed to signal a turn on Superior street, causing the office to initiate a traffic stop. Officers noticed alcohol on Reilly's breath and conducted field sobriety tests which led to Reilly being taken into custody for official testing. Reilly officially tested at .15, or nearly twice the legal limit.
The maximum penalty for a first offense DUI is up to sixty days in jail. The most common penalty is some form of probation, license suspension, and a fine of up to $500. As for a possible suspension from football activity, Nebraska Athletics released the following statement.
"Head Coach Mike Riley and athletics administration are aware of the incident involving Brandon Reilly," the statement read. "We will continue to monitor the situation and determine the appropriate disciplinary measures."
Reilly who will be a senior this season caught 40 passes for 754 yards last season, while adding four touchdowns. Reilly and Nebraska are now on spring break this week, as the Huskers take a week off from practice.