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Nebraska LB Banderas faces felony charges for stealing seven bicycles Gator Bowl - Nebraska v Georgia

The start of the college football season might not get here soon enough for Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. Last week it was reported lineman Alex Lewis had a motion rejected by a Colorado court for a reduced sentence. Today another report comes out saying linebacker Josh Banderas is facing charges for helping to steal a total of seven bicycles from a bike rack.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Banderas and his bicycle-stealing accomplice Lucas Keifer, a member of the Nebraska track and field team, were allegedly witnessed clipping bike locks with a bolt cutter and loading the bicycles onto a truck. Keifer was the driver of the truck that was later pulled over by police. The two were taken to jail and released on Tuesday on $3,500 bond. A court date of June 17 has been set for each.

Banderas had 28 tackles in 2013 for the Huskers.

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15 Responses to “Nebraska LB Banderas faces felony charges for stealing seven bicycles”
  1. auburntigers34 says: May 13, 2014 9:18 PM

    He must’ve needed one for each day of the week.

  2. ballsoharduniversity52 says: May 13, 2014 11:05 PM

    Can you believe this guy?

  3. canetic says: May 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    Uh oh, I hope Nebraska doesn’t decide to suspend them from their baseball team.

  4. whenwilliteverend says: May 13, 2014 11:22 PM

    I can hear his lawyer now…”If they NCAA paid them for playing then they wouldn’t have to steal.”

  5. mcjon22 says: May 14, 2014 12:10 AM

    But…but…Jameis Winston…crab legs…rable rable…

  6. lowtalker says: May 14, 2014 12:51 AM

    he should try to get the case transferred to the Florida State Seminoles judicial system. He could pay a $30.00 fine and be done with it.

  7. draconian1111 says: May 14, 2014 2:44 AM

    As a native Nebraskan and life long Nebraska fan – I won’t say that their “discipline” has ALWAYS been correct (IMHO) – there have been some in the past that…well…could have been handled better.
    I will say that as far as the Pelini era is concerned – they will allow a “mistake” (still punished) – but – if there is a sign that the player just doesn’t “get it” – they are gone. So far, I have enjoyed the way they handle business.

  8. bigthymie93 says: May 14, 2014 3:09 AM

    It’s the culture of college football programs. Total immunity

  9. goodfieldnohit says: May 14, 2014 7:52 AM


  10. thefiesty1 says: May 14, 2014 8:06 AM

    Carrying on the criminal tradition of Suh, Incognito, et, al?

  11. 1990tiger says: May 14, 2014 8:07 AM

    The NCAA should consider adding some new stats for football players…for example:

    Banderas: 28 tackles; 7 bicycles; 1 felony

    Winston: 40 passing TDs; 4 rushing TDs; 1 suspicious sexual encounter, multiple ketchup packets; 12 crab legs; 3 misdemeanors

  12. friarjack61 says: May 14, 2014 8:18 AM

    Will they still have to attend classes ? Loose their academic scholarships ?

  13. cfballfan1 says: May 14, 2014 8:39 AM

    What’s that you say? No cutsie puns by the author to tacitly condone theft? Oh – this guy didn’t win the Heisman….got it.

  14. 8to80texansblog says: May 14, 2014 10:36 AM

    mcjon22 says:
    May 14, 2014 12:10 AM

    But…but…Jameis Winston…crab legs…rable rable…

    The difference is… I bet the football team punishes him….

  15. chalkruz1989 says: May 14, 2014 11:23 AM

    Antonio will not be happy to hear this…

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