Former Nebraska interim coach Mickey Joseph was arrested Wednesday on a home disturbance name, Lincoln police data present. Joseph was arrested at 1:54 pm CT and booked into jail as he faces costs of strangulation and third-degree home assault, a misdemeanor in Nebraska.
“I’ve been made conscious of the allegations towards Coach Joseph and, given the character of the allegations and College coverage, he has been positioned on administrative depart,” Nebraska athletics director Trev Alberts mentioned in an announcement. “We can have no additional remark right now.”
The sufferer alleged that Joseph “pushed [them] on the sofa and strangled [them],” based on courtroom data obtained by the Omaha World-Herald. An affidavit written by a Lincoln police officer additionally alleged that Joseph grabbed the sufferer’s hair “from behind and pulled her again, inflicting her to fall to the bottom.”
A witness to the alleged encounter advised legislation enforcement that he noticed Joseph choke the lady earlier than making an attempt to flush his telephone down the bathroom.
Joseph’s arrest comes days after Nebraska employed former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule. Joseph’s contract permits him to stay because the affiliate head coach and receivers coach. Nevertheless, the arrest may clearly forestall Rhule from contemplating Joseph for a workers place.
A local of Louisiana, Joseph performed quarterback for Nebraska beneath Tom Osborne. He had an extended profession as an assistant at Southeastern, together with stops at Grambling State, Tulane and Alcorn State. He was employed as LSU’s receivers coach in 2017 and served on the legendary 2019-20 LSU workers, guiding Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase to a nationwide championship.
Nebraska employed Joseph in 2022 as receivers coach, passing sport coordinator and affiliate head coach to revamp Scott Frost’s offense. Nevertheless, Frost was fired after a 1-2 begin and Joseph took over as interim coach, main this system to a Three-6 file. This system hasn’t gained a bowl journey since 2016.