Nebraska will be without two senior starters in the season opener against Fresno State. Husker coach Mike Riley announced that wide receiver Brandon Reilly and safety Nate Gerry have been suspended for one game.
“And of course the answer to your next question is a violation of team rules”, Riley told reporters. “That is all I can say about that.”
Reilly finished second on the team in receptions in 2015 and receiving yards.
Gerry’s suspension leaves the Husker defense without its top playmaker against the Bulldogs.
“I know he is disappointed as well but this too shall pass and we will go forward”, said Husker defensive coordinator Mark Banker. “I am looking forward to getting him back in the fold because number one he is a good person and number two he is a good leader and plays his position well.”
Gerry was the Huskers’ top tackler in 2015 and has led the team in interceptions the past two seasons.