September 20, 2014

NU receiver pleads guilty to marijuana charge

Nebraska wide receiver Jariah Tolbert entered a plea of guilty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana on Tuesday, from a June 12th incident on tennis courts on the Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman from Louisiana pleaded not guilty, on the charge of obstructing an officer. Tolbert will pay a $300 fine on the marijuana charge and a hearing is set for July 28 on the second charge. According to a UNL police report, Tolbert was smoking marijuana when two officers approached. There allegedly was a chase a brief struggle.

Tolbert is one of three players from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans to join the Huskers in the 2014 signing class. Tolbert is joined by Glenn Irons and Jaevon Walton.

Tolbert earned honorable-mention LSWA Class 4A all-state honors on a 13-3 team his senior year.  Tolbert caught 56 passes for 875 yards and 12 touchdowns to help lead a powerful offensive attack. In 2012, Tolbert was one of the top targest in the passing game, and his play helped Edna Karr to a perfect 14-0 season and the Class 4A state title.