Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Nebraska DT to miss Holiday Bowl
By ESPN.com staff
Nebraska defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler won't play in the Holiday Bowl later this month.
Steinkuhler received a citation for driving under the influence in Lincoln earlier this week, and has been suspended by Bo Pelini, according to a report in the Lincoln Journal Star.
"I have met with Baker Steinkuhler and discussed the situation with him," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said in a statement. "He is a tremendous young man who made a mistake in judgment. Baker will not participate in the Holiday Bowl against Washington. In terms of our football program, all other discipline for Baker will be handled internally."
More details of the police report can be found in the Star's report.
Steinkuhler started all 13 games as a sophomore for the Huskers this year. His 46 tackles rank seventh on the team, and he also added four tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
His father, Dean Steinkuhler, also won the Outland and Lombardi Trophies for Nebraska as an offensive lineman in 1983.
Nebraska will face Washington in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 30.