Nebraska running back Maurice Washington is off the team, and it’s not clear when — or if — he’ll be back.
NU coach Scott Frost removed Washington — who didn’t practice last week and won’t this week — from the depth chart Monday. Then he told reporters one hour later that Washington wouldn’t play against the Hoosiers and didn’t appear to be a part of the Huskers’ immediate plans. The “farther-out future,” Frost said, will be determined based on some circumstances.
“There are certain standards we ask our players to uphold,” Frost said. “When those aren’t upheld, doesn’t matter who it is, they won’t be in our plans for that week or longer.”
Nebraska had allowed Washington to play this season — with the exception of two one-half suspensions — despite being charged with a felony in connection with a 10-second sex video of his ex-girlfriend he is accused of sending to her. Washington’s current status is not related to his ongoing legal issues, Frost said, and he remains enrolled in classes, “as far as I know,” Frost said.