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Altercation with teammate results in dismissal for two Nebraska defenders

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Well, that’s one way to get kicked off the team.

A statement released by Nebraska Thursday evening said defensive end Ernest Suttles and linebacker Thomas Brown had been dismissed from the team after an altercation at a player’s house off campus.

“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,” the statement read. “Further, head football coach Bo Pelini has announced that Ernest Suttles and Thomas Brown are no longer members of the football program.”

According to Lincoln Police, Suttles was cited for assaulting Huskers linebacker David Santos (pictured) after hitting Santos in the head with a bottle during a fight. Brown has not been cited and his involvement in the incident is unknown at the time.

Santos only required stitches for a cut; the bottle was not so lucky.

Santos started two games for Nebraska last year and is expected to be a key contributor on defense this year. Suttles was a three-star member 0f the Huskers’ 2013 recruiting class, and Brown redshirted in 2012 and was in position to compete for a starting job this fall.

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6 Responses to “Altercation with teammate results in dismissal for two Nebraska defenders”
  1. parkcityute says: Jun 28, 2013 1:50 PM

    Apparently, these young men do not have much to do in the “off season” and get into alot of trouble. Like previous posters said, either it is dismissals or arrests, but either way these young men are gone from the teams.

  2. roundup5 says: Jun 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    No does not play games! He warns you before you
    arrive in Lincoln, like a lot of other coaches but, he
    stands by his word. No one game suspension against
    Wyoming!!!

  3. roundup5 says: Jun 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    It’s “Bo”…….

  4. ukeone says: Jun 28, 2013 2:53 PM

    Kudos to Bo Pelini for taking a stand as quickly and decisively as he did. Since his arrival in 2008, we lost many potentially ‘great’ athletes due to Bo’s own ‘ZERO tolerance policy.’ Bad actions & decisions gets these idiots nowhere, and they know that because they hear it from BO & his staff each and everyday…ZERO means ‘O’…it’s either COMPLY or GOODBYE…and I’m glad to see the ‘system in place’ works well @ Nebraska! Keep-up the good work, Bo…& Go Big Red!

  5. arizonahusker says: Jun 28, 2013 3:33 PM

    Bo did the right thing. Some may say that Suttles deserves a 2nd chance because he is new. Suttles wasn’t even in Lincoln long enough to unpack his bags, he needs to earn the right for a 2nd chance first.

  6. normtide says: Jun 28, 2013 7:26 PM

    I’ve said before, you never really know how some of these kids will act until you get them away from home. All you can do is be reactive. Good job Bo. I do expect these kids to resurface somewhere, and if they act right, coach Bo will have taught them a lesson.

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