Nebraska women's tennis head coach Scott Jacobson has been suspended without pay after Lincoln police arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving following a traffic stop last week.

Jacobson will not be involved in any team activities, practices or competitions during the suspension, which began Wednesday and runs through March 27, Nebraska athletics director Bill Moos said in a statement.

Jacobson, 59, was taken to The Bridge for detox March 7 following a traffic stop in west Lincoln, officer Luke Bonkiewicz said.

Just after 9:45 that night, a Lincoln police officer stopped Jacobson's 2008 Honda Accord after the officer saw it briefly driving on the dirt shoulder along West South Street between South Folsom and Southwest 16th streets, Bonkiewicz said.

The officer smelled a "moderate" odor of alcohol on his breath, reported that Jacobson's eyes were bloodshot and detected impairment during a field-sobriety test, Bonkiewicz said.

At The Bridge, Jacobson's blood-alcohol content was measured at .127 percent, according to police.

Jacobson was ticketed on suspicion of first-offense and negligent driving. Charges had not been filed against him as of Thursday.

He declined to comment Thursday.

Jacobson has led the women's tennis program at Nebraska since 1991, according to Nebraska Athletics.

Moos said Jacobson made athletic department officials aware of the arrest and they met with him soon after.

"We expressed our disappointment in his actions," Moos said in the statement.

The tennis team is just beginning its conference schedule and will play four games during Jacobson's suspension. 

They face off against Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

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Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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