ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis has been suspended for the game against Northwestern on Saturday for striking an Ohio State player in violation of the Big Ten’s sportsmanship policy.
The Big Ten announced the suspension on Wednesday and also issued a public reprimand.
The conference said Davis struck an Ohio State player near the 9:18 mark of the first quarter last Saturday. No penalty was called.
Big Ten policy says the conference “expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”
Husker head football coach Scott Frost issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying the following:
“We have been in communication with the Big Ten Conference Office over the past day regarding Khalil Davis, and support the Big Ten’s disciplinary action. We do not condone unsportsmanlike play or behavior in our program, and will use this as an educational opportunity with our team on how to play the game the right way. We are moving forward with our preparation for Saturday’s game with Northwestern.”