Mickey Joseph likely won’t be coaching any college team for quite some time.
The Nebraska interim coach was arrested on Wednesday following a domestic disturbance call. Records show he was processed into jail as he faces counts of strangulation and third-degree domestic assault, a misdemeanor in Nebraska.
The Lincoln PD noted that it generally does not provide a press release after a domestic assault arrest but did so in this case “due to the high-profile nature of the person involved and, in an effort, to provide transparency on an arrest involving a public figure.”
“I was made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and given the nature of the allegations and based on University policy, he has been placed on administrative leave,” said Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts in a statement. “We will have no additional comment at this time.”
His arrest comes days after Nebraska hired former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule. His contract allowed him to stay on as associate head coach and receivers coach. However, the arrest could clearly prevent Rhule from considering Joseph for a staff position.
After Scott Frost was fired in September, Joseph compiled a 3-6 record as the Huskers’ interim coach, including a 24-17 win against Iowa.
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