Former Nebraska football player and team physician, Dr. Scott Strasburger, will be allowed to practice medicine again, two years after being accused of showing up at a hospital while impaired.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reinstated Strasburger.
Strasburger, who is 53 and from Lincoln, will serve five years of probation during which he will be subjected to drug and alcohol tests before performing any surgeries. He must also receive chemical dependency treatments.
He was accused of showing up at the Lincoln Surgery Center in November of 2014 impaired. He reportedly refused to take a drug test.
The following June, Strasburger was arrested at his home by Lincoln police after he crashed his vehicle into two others and left the scene of the accidents. His young daughter had been in the car with him. Prosecutors say tests confirmed he had drugs in his system. He pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and received a year of probation.
He filed for reinstatement of his medical license in May.
Strasburger is a former Nebraska Cornhusker football player. Strasburger played as a defensive end from 1981 until 1984, earning third-team All American honors as well as twice being selected to the All-Big Eight team. He had served as team physician at one time.