Nebraska assistant coach Keith Williams suspended, will miss first four games

Friday August 19th, 2016

Nebraska assistant coach Keith Williams has been suspended without pay through the rest of August and will not coach the team’s first four games of the upcoming season, reports the Lincoln Star Journal.

Williams was arrested for his third DUI on Sunday.

“Words cannot fully express my deep regret and profound remorse for my actions this past weekend,” Williams said in an apology. “Over the coming weeks, I plan to begin to make amends and to engage in personal counseling to assist in my journey.

“I understand there is no room for error for me at Nebraska and I am going to work hard every day to prove that I am worthy to represent the Huskers,” Williams added.

Following his arrest, Williams spent Sunday and some of Monday in jail. He has been charged with a misdemeanor and is set to appear in court on Oct. 24.

“Keith has initiated counseling and he has pledged to assist the department, University and greater community in educational and outreach efforts to prevent drunk driving,” coach Mike Riley said in a statement. “This has been a very difficult week for Keith, for his family, for our football program and for our Husker community. Keith has admitted his error in judgment and completely recognizes the harm that he could have caused with his reckless actions.”

Williams will miss games against Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon, and Northwestern before returning for an Oct. 1 game against Illinois.

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