Nebraska announced the five players who have been suspended for Saturday’s season opener against BYU.
On Aug. 13, head coach Mike Riley said five players were suspended for the game for violating team rules, but refused to name them. On Thursday, Riley said they were linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, cornerback Jonathan Rose, tight end Cethan Carter, defensive end Joe Keels and offensive lineman Robby Painter.
Rose-Ivey, a junior, played with the Huskers’ first-team defense throughout fall camp. He missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury during camp.
Rose, a senior, was listed as a co-starter on Nebraska’s depth chart earlier this week.
Carter, a junior, has started 14 career games caught six passes for 98 yards and one touchdown last season.
Keels, a senior, has played in five career games, all last season as a junior after transferring from Highland (Kan.) Community College.
Painter is a junior walk-on.
Nebraska finished 9–4 season and fired Bo Pelini. Riley was hired after 14 seasons at Oregon State.
- Mike Fiammetta