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Pair of ‘Huskers arrested in separate incidents

Boaz Joseph

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have doubled up in becoming the latest football program to reset the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker back to double zeroes.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, cornerback Boaz Joseph (pictured) and wide receiver Jariah Tolbert were arrested and charged/cited this past week in connection to unrelated incidents.

Joseph, a redshirt freshman, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, the World-Herald writes, “after a surveillance video allegedly captured him walking by, boarding and riding off on a ‘bait bike’ used by [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] police to curb bike theft.” Joseph may not be the sharpest knife in the chandelier, but he’s certainly one of the laziest. To wit:

The bike, located on the east side of the Canfield Administration building according to the police report, was embedded with a GPS tracking system. According to the report, Joseph allegedly admitted to taking the bike because he didn’t want to walk “to a business in the downtown area.”

After coming to Nebraska as a three-star member of the Cornhuskers’ 2013 recruiting class, Joseph took a redshirt as a true freshman.

Tolbert, on the other hand, was arrested very early Thursday morning and charged with obstructing a police officer, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. The details surrounding Tolbert’s arrest show he’s the Dumber to Joseph’s Dumb.

According to UNL Sgt. Dave Dibelka and a police report, officers received a call about someone smoking marijuana at the Vine Street Fields in between two outdoor tennis courts. Two officers went to the scene, and Tolbert allegedly ran. He was tackled shortly after and handcuffed. Dibelka said officers recovered “what is commonly referred to as a blunt” — a hollowed-out Swisher Sweets cigar filled with marijuana.

Tolbert was a two-star member of NU’s 2014 class.

Head coach Bo Pelini is aware of the incidents, the school stated, but no decision on what if any punishment either player may be facing.

(Photo credit: Nebraska athletics)

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17 Responses to “Pair of ‘Huskers arrested in separate incidents”
  1. woebegong says: Jun 15, 2014 11:29 AM

    Here is another chance for Auburn to add to it’s next recruiting class. They had better hurry though, Auburn is filling up the slots quickly.

  2. psly2124 says: Jun 15, 2014 11:42 AM

    Where are you Dhardy? Was the bicycle a bigot? Or was the blunt?

  3. jrs45 says: Jun 15, 2014 11:59 AM

    Psly what?

  4. zygiwilfsmenorah says: Jun 15, 2014 12:03 PM

    Wait- why is Nebraska filling their recruiting classes with 2 and 3-star players?

    Pelini can’t ride a humorous twitter impersonator forever. Sooner or later he will have to compete with SEC, ND, Okl for recruiting instead of Devry.

  5. ducksk says: Jun 15, 2014 12:21 PM

    Dude must be slow if 2 donut eaters can run him down and tackle him. Maybe recruit them, Bo.

  6. bornahawker says: Jun 15, 2014 12:22 PM

    Wait till they pay em

  7. dhardy8207 says: Jun 15, 2014 12:59 PM

    I’m right here psly2124 and what an idiot you prove yourself to be. You know if you are so offended because I used the word “bigot” in another post on another thread then it must mean that truth be told you know you fit the bill. Let me show you how I can prove that.

    “I can’t remember te last time a group of white football players got changed with rooting and menacing. Must be in the DNA”

    Another poster even called you out on your “race baiting” which you accused me of. CFT is full of post where others second my opinion that your at best an idiot and at worst a racist bigot…

    Becareful not to let your own words come back to make you appear as either…



  8. dhardy8207 says: Jun 15, 2014 1:02 PM

    psly2124 says:Jun 13, 2014 12:18 PM

    I can’t remember te last time a group of white football players got changed with rooting and menacing. Must be in the DNA

    Just so everyone is clear on who said what….

  9. jrs45 says: Jun 15, 2014 1:30 PM

    Wait so is psly white or black? Lol so confused.

  10. psly2124 says: Jun 15, 2014 2:04 PM

    Fit the bill of telling the truth and pointing out the obvious. Guilty. While you are guilty of stupidity and ignorance.

  11. psly2124 says: Jun 15, 2014 2:07 PM

    Hardy it’s nice that you follow me and I don’t run from my comments. You seem obsessed with me so hopefully you learn from what I type.

  12. dhardy8207 says: Jun 15, 2014 2:37 PM

    Don’t flatter yourself and I’ve already learned more than I would ever want to and then some by your misspelled and mostly juvenile rants…

  13. lowtalker says: Jun 15, 2014 3:14 PM

    hey Bo: you need to cut them loose. give the scholarships to guys that want to be responsible. . . . . like go to practice and go to classes. . . if they are too lazy to walk 4 blocks to get downtown or stupid enough to do “dope” in an area where the whole student body can see them, then they need to be in juco.

  14. oldguy22 says: Jun 15, 2014 4:14 PM

    I’m with you lowtalker. Wait—maybe they didn’t think they were doing anything illegal. Naw take the scollies far far away.

  15. thefiesty1 says: Jun 15, 2014 4:29 PM

    Surprise, surprise.

  16. huskerguy says: Jun 15, 2014 5:08 PM

    Send ’em to Colorado. 😉

    They’ll be gone soon enough…

  17. kansacity88 says: Jun 15, 2014 9:14 PM

    DEFINITELY a 2 star prospect if he was tackled by the cops! If he was a 4 or 5 star, he would’ve been able to break a couple tackles and get to pay dirt!

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