Nebraska defensive lineman Jake Cotton pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in Lancaster County Court. The 19 year old Cotton is the son of NU offensive line coach Barney Cotton.
According to an incident report, Cotton slapped a former girlfriend in November 2009, when he was a senior at Lincoln Southeast. The incident was reported to police in April. The report said Cotton and a girl were both at a party the day after his last high school football game last November, when he became upset at something she said and slapped her on her cheek. Cotton was intoxicated at the time. Sentencing is set for December 10th.