Spring Football Practice, 3.27

Nebraska running backs Maurice Washington (28) and Brody Belt watch drills on March 27 during spring practice at Hawks Championship Center.

Nebraska sophomore running back Maurice Washington was cited by University Police on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia early Tuesday. 

Shortly after midnight, University Police responded to a report of marijuana odor at University Suites. After narrowing the odor to a particular room, police found Washington and three other people inside. Police searched the room and found a marijuana pipe with residue in it.

Washington was cited and released, police said. Others in the room were not cited.

"We are aware of the situation and are addressing it," a university official told the Journal Star on Tuesday evening. 

Washington, 19, is also facing two charges — one a felony — in California stemming from an incident in which he allegedly sent an ex-girlfriend a years-old, sexually explicit video. 

His next scheduled court date in that case is June 12. 

Washington had a productive freshman season for Nebraska, totaling 676 offensive yards and four touchdowns in 11 games despite not joining the team until the second day of preseason camp in early August. 

Washington was a limited participant in Nebraska's spring football drills earlier this year because coach Scott Frost wanted him focused on taking care of what he needed to off the field. 

“Overall, I think Maurice has done a good job of trying to stick to the norm and what practice he has done, he’s looked good," Frost said in April. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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