Purify Arrested

By: KOLN/KGIN Email
By: KOLN/KGIN Email

Lincoln Police arrested Husker wide receiver Maurice Purify after a disturbance in a Lincoln bar at 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Police say Purify was arrested on two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Police say Purify and a friend were denied admittance by a doorman at a Lincoln bar Saturday night.

Later Saturday night, at a different bar, the Alley Bar, 1031 M Street, police say Purify saw the same doorman and confronted him.

Police say Purify threw a punch at the man. Police also say Purify also assaulted the man's girlfriend when she intervened.

When police arrived, they say Purify didn't comply with their orders.

Purify was taken to jail and was let out on bond early Sunday afternoon.

In a statement released by University of Nebraska Athletic Department Media Relations, Coach Bill Callahan said, "I'm very concerned about this current situation. I am still in the process of gathering all the facts. I will determine the appropriate consequences when due process has transpired. Until such time, I will have no further comment regarding the situation."


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