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Nebraska officials dispute Glenn's ticket-scalping story

4/27/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nebraska athletic department officials denied claims made by former Nebraska linebacker Cody Glenn that he was kicked off the Cornhuskers' team late last season for scalping tickets.

Glenn told the Washington Post that his Nov. 11 suspension from the Nebraska team was because he was caught scalping tickets, which would have been an NCAA violation.

But Gary Bargen, Nebraska's assistant athletic director for compliance, told the Omaha World- Herald that he spoke with Glenn after the story broke and concluded there was no violation.

"I don't know all the particulars of the suspension, but I am aware that it doesn't involve any NCAA violation," Bargen told the World-Herald.

NCAA bylaws indicate that athletes are not allowed to receive money for the four complimentary tickets provided to them for each home game by the athletic department. Student athletes also are forbidden to purchase tickets for an intercollegiate event and then sell them for more than their stated face value.

And Nebraska assistant athletic director for compliance Josh White also told the Lincoln Journal-Star that Glenn's story was a revelation to him.

"It was news to us too," White told the Journal-Star. "I don't think it's the case. ... I think Cody was trying to represent himself better."

Glenn was a fifth-round draft choice of the Redskins, despite switching from I-back to linebacker before last season and missing the final two games of the regular season and the Cornhuskers' Gator Bowl victory over Clemson.