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Nebraska football player charged with misdemeanor for punching Mizzou fan

Nebraska football player charged with misdemeanor for punching Mizzou fan

PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO)

DATE: January 7, 2004

Page: D2
Missouri beat Nebraska almost three months ago, but the aftermath of that game continues for Huskers cornerback Kellen Huston.

Huston was charged Tuesday in Columbia with a misdemeanor for punching a fan who rushed the field after the Cornhuskers’ loss to the Tigers on Oct. 11.

Boone County assistant prosecutor Richard Hicks said Huston has agreed to plead guilty to peace disturbance by fighting. Hicks said Huston’s attorney, Milt Harper of Columbia, would appear on Huston’s behalf in county court today.

The misdemeanor is punishable by one day to six months in jail, a fine of $1 to $500, or both.

Huston punched Matthew Scott, 21, of Lee’s Summit in the face as fans stormed the field. At least two television stations captured the incident on videotape. Scott was charged last week with trespassing in the incident.

Scott’s attorney, John Picerno of Kansas City, said Scott required surgery for a fractured nasal passage and deviated septum. Some of Scott’s teeth also were loosened, Picerno said. Picerno said he is negotiating a settlement with attorneys for the University of Nebraska and Huston.