Wan’Dale Robinson, Husker freshman wide receiver/running back, was cited on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Sunday night, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman said Monday.
UNL police were called to a room in the University Suites near 18th and R Streets after a community service officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room, spokeswoman Leslie Reed said.
Three people were in the room, Reed said, but Robinson was the only one cited. The marijuana was found in Robinson’s vehicle during a search, she said.
Reed said that because it was a first offense, the citation is considered an infraction, not a misdemeanor.
Robinson’s court appearance is scheduled for July 9, Reed said.
A statement from the UNL Athletic Department said, “We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”
Husker running back Maurice Washington was cited by University of Nebraska police on Tuesday morning for possession of drug paraphernalia.
UNLPD said they were called to the University Suites, located at 1780 R Street, early Tuesday morning on a strong smell of marijuana.
The address where the citation took place is also the same address listed for Washington on court documents in another case.
UNLPD said it was Washington’s dorm room officers were called to.
Washington, 19, was cited with possession or use of drug paraphernalia after an officer found a pipe with marijuana residue, but no marijuana was found, police said.
The University of Nebraska Athletic Department released the following statement:
“We are aware of the situation and are addressing it.”
Washington is also currently facing charges out of California under the state’s revenge porn law, as well as possession of child pornography.
Washington is slated to be back in court in California on June 12.
Maurice Washington, a running back for the University of Nebraska, faces criminal charges under California’s relatively new “revenge porn” law in connection to a video of a 15-year-old Bay Area teen allegedly being sexually assaulted, according to court records obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit.
San Jose native Maurice Washington III did not record the video and is not part of the alleged assault involving his ex-girlfriend, who is now 18, and two former classmates. But Washington is accused of keeping the video on his phone and sending it to the victim last March, along with the message, “Remember this hoe [sic].”
Washington, who dated the victim during his freshman year at The King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, is being charged under the “Revenge Porn” law because he’s accused of sending the video to inflict emotional damage on the victim. Because the victim was 15 when the video was recorded, he’s also being charged with posession of child pornography, a felony.
“I tried so hard to forget it, and then to have someone just throw it back in my face like that and taunt me with it was just so evil,” Taylor, the victim, told NBC Bay Area on the condition we not use her last name. “Maybe that’s the wrong word to use, but I felt like it was evil, like why would you ever want somebody to feel that pain that I felt that day?”
Four Husker football players were cited after throwing a large party Friday night. Lincoln Police were called to a house in the area of 14th and Fletcher around 10 p.m. on a disturbance call. Witnesses reported loud music and at least 45 cars parked in the area, with some blocking driveways and parked in no parking zones, a police spokeswoman said.Officer Angela Sands said there were at least 100 people inside the home, with bottles, cups and glasses strewn across the lawn and around the home. Some of those in attendance appeared to be underage and appeared drunk, Sands said. Some people tried to hide in the home once officers arrived, Sands said.The tenants, Antonio Butler, Jack Stoll, Matthew Farniok, and Boe Wilson, were all cited for maintaining a disorderly house.
All four are listed as current players on the Nebraska Athletic Department’s website. Lincoln Police told Channel 8 Eyewitness News that officers had delivered prior warning to that residence about loud parties. An official with the Nebraska Athletic Department told Channel 8 Eyewitness News that the university was “aware” of the citations, but declined to comment further.
Two Husker players were arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in Florida, according to court documents.
Stanley Morgan, 20, who will be a junior at Nebraska, has been charged with having less than 20 grams of marijuana in his possession on May 6 in Port Orange, Florida.
Husker safety Antonio Reed, 19, was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was later released with a notice to appear June 1.