Nebraska's Mickey Joseph Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Assault

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Mickey Joseph, the former interim head coach of Nebraska football, has been arrested on suspicion of strangulation and third-degree domestic assault, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

On Wednesday (November 30), officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a house and arrested Joseph, per Bleacher Report.

Lincoln Police said the department doesn't generally provide press releases following domestic assault arrests but did so in Joseph's 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."

Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts announced that Joseph was placed on administrative leave.

"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," Alberts said in a statement. "We will have no additional comment at this time."

News of the arrest comes after Joseph replaced former head coach Scott Frost as interim following the Cornhuskers' 1-2 start to the 2022 campaign. Joseph led the team to a 3-6 record for the remainder of the season.

Earlier this week, Nebraska hired former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule to take over the position.

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