Ex-Pitcher Chamberlain’s DUI Cases May Hurt Pub Plans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two drunken driving cases could stymie an attempt by former Husker and Major League Baseball pitcher Joba Chamberlain’s plans for a pub in Lincoln.

Chamberlain and his business partners are scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. The issue: Should their liquor license application be denied because of his DUI cases — one from 2008, one stemming from an incident May 3 in Lincoln. He’s pleaded not guilty.

The license involves a pub in south Lincoln to be called Chamberlain’s.

Lincoln City Council members knew of both incidents when they approved a license for Chamberlain’s on June 25. But they also said Chamberlain could not have any more alcohol-related violations for a year — a provision that also must be adopted by the Liquor Control Commission if it also approves the license.

Chamberlain retired from Major League Baseball last year.