Head Husker Football Coach Mike Riley had little to say in wake of an announcement by authorities that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the allegation that a woman was raped at a home shared by three of his players.
The University of Nebraska Athletic Department issued a short statement, saying there is no change in the status of any student-athlete.
“We are aware of this morning’s (Wed) announcement by the Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Attorney. There is no change in the status of any student-athletes. We will continue to follow University policies.”
“You guys read the statement as I did,” Riley told reporters during the after-practice media availability on Wednesday. “From there, all we’re doing is taking this team and the guys who have been getting ready to play the game.”
Nebraska is preparing for the Friday contest against undefeated Iowa. The Hawkeyes come to Memorial Stadium ranked third in the nation.
Lincoln police and the Lancaster County prosecutor’s office held a news conference Wednesday to announce no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the allegation that a woman was raped at the home shared by Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong, received Jordan Westerkamp, and tight-end Trey Foster. Authorities acknowledged they believe something happened at the home, but stated they lack the evidence needed to file criminal charges.
Riley said the incident has had an impact on the players.
“I think they went through a gamut (of emotions) of how they felt,” Riley said. “I haven’t really noticed anything more than that, except that it was noticeable.”
AUDIO: University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley reacts to decision not to file charges. [:42]