LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini announced that former Gaither High defensive end Ernest Suttles and linebacker Thomas Brown are no longer on the team.
The university's athletic department said in a statement Thursday night that it was "aware of an incident involving student-athletes which occurred off campus over the weekend."
Lincoln Police Capt. Danny Reitan told the Journal Star that Suttles was cited for assaulting another football player on June 21 at an off-campus party. The Associated Press reported that Suttles allegedly struck linebacker David Santos in the head with a bottle.
Suttles, a Tribune first-team all-Hillsborough County selection in 2012, signed with the Huskers in February and was set to join the program this fall. Pelini said in February that Suttles had a chance to be an immediate contributor.