Official Husker Locker Blog
2009 Apr 13
SPRING FB: Pelini Suspends Paul After Arrest
“I am aware of the situation involving Niles Paul, and have discussed it with him," Pelini said. "Niles has been suspended from the remainder of our spring practice, including Saturday’s spring game.”
The 19-year-old Omaha native, who had been having a very strong spring practice, was stopped Sunday in a white Mitsubishi Montero at 2:08 a.m. going 53 miles per hour in a 45-mile-an-hour speed zone on Highway 77 just south of Lincoln.
An officer smelled alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test. Paul failed it. Later, Paul also failed a breathalyzer test, confirmed Nebraska State Patrol Lt. Mike Jahnke. Jahnke did not immediately have Paul’s blood-alcohol content.
He also received a citation for driving under suspension and being a minor in possession.
Paul caught 23 passes for 214 yards last year, and also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the San Jose State game.
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