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Nebraska’s Khalil Davis Suspended One Game by Big Ten Conference (Updated)

I guess it is frowned upon to hit an opposing player...after the whistle I assume.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 FAU at Ohio State Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Khalil Davis has been suspended one game by the Big Ten Conference for “striking an opposing player” or something along those lines.

The Big Ten Released the following:

The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Nebraska football player Khalil Davis has been suspended one game and issued a public reprimand for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy after he struck an opposing player near the 9:18 mark of the first quarter against Ohio State on Sept. 28. Davis is ineligible to play in Nebraska’s next game on Oct. 5 against Northwestern.

Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01 states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.

It’s a good thing that Khalil Davis hasn’t been a very important part of the defensive line so far this season as he is leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss. Ben Stille is the one who is listed as an “OR” with Davis on the depth chart.

At this point is the goal of the coaching staff to redshirt Jahkeem Green and depending upon the situation, this might make that task a little more difficult. Green played against Ohio State and can only play in three more games if they were to preserve his redshirt.

Coach Scott Frost released the following statement through the Athletic Department:

“We have been in communication with the Big Ten Conference Office over the past day regarding Khalil Davis, and support the Big Ten’s disciplinary action. We do not condone unsportsmanlike play or behavior in our program, and will use this as an educational opportunity with our team on how to play the game the right way. We are moving forward with our preparation for Saturday’s game with Northwestern.”