Nebraska Football Player Suspended For Saturday’s Game Against Northwestern

Big Ten Conference Announces Suspension of Nebraska Football
Player Khalil Davis and Issues Public Reprimand

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced Wednesday Nebraska football player Khalil Davis has been suspended one game and issued a public reprimand for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy after he struck an opposing player near the 9:18 mark of the first quarter against Ohio State on Sept. 28. Davis is ineligible to play in Nebraska’s next game on Oct. 5 against Northwestern.

Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01 states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.

Nebraska coach Scott Frost said in a statement he supports the discipline.

Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters (18) is hit by Nebraska’s Khalil Davis (94) as he releases the ball in the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)