Nebraska DE Avery Moss banned from campus through 2014

Avery Moss is banned from Nebraska's campus through Dec. 31, 2014.  (USATSI)
Avery Moss is banned from Nebraska's campus through Dec. 31, 2014. (USATSI)

Sophomore defensive end Avery Moss, a potential starter for Nebraska in 2014, will not play for the Cornhuskers next fall because of a one-year ban from campus.

Moss was previously banned from entering residence halls as a result of a public indecency change in 2012. He thought the ban had been lifted when it had not, and entering a dorm in December triggered a one-year campus-wide ban. 

Moss told the Associated Press he may transfer, but is hoping to return to Nebraska for the 2015 spring semester.

"I have complete faith in God, and He would not put a test in front of me that I can't handle. This is another test I feel I'll get through," Moss said. "For everybody else, I want them to know that we all make mistakes. I've learned from my mistake and seek to become a better man. I won't let this bump in the road stop me."

Moss appeared in nine games for the Cornhuskers in 2013, starting three. He recorded 36 tackles, 4.5 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown against Northwestern; a game more memorable for its final play, Ron Kellogg's Hail Mary to Jordan Westerkamp as time expired.

Moss appeared in Lancaster County Court on Monday, pleading no contest to the public indecency charge from 2012.

via the AP

University spokesman Steve Smith said Moss had been ordered off the campus through at least Dec. 31. Smith said he couldn't disclose the reason for the ban because of privacy laws, though a police report said a female student in December 2012 reported that a man exposed himself twice to her at a campus convenience store where she worked. She later identified Moss after looking at a photo.

Moss appeared in Lancaster County Court on Monday and, in addition to pleading no contest to public indecency, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing appear to a previously scheduled court hearing. A charge of disturbing the peace was dropped. He'll be sentenced March 28.

Greg McMullen and JUCO transfer Joe Keels could be players that step up this spring to fill the starting defensive end spot opposite Randy Gregory. 

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