Literally to this day. This guy hasn't worn a Husker uniform for ten years, but in an article about his sentencing for assaulting some teenagers last year, how does CNN headline the article? Thusly:
"A rap sheet extended
Former Husker Phillips convicted on assault charges"
Former Husker. I like that. Former HUSKER.
Because in the past ten years, that's ALL THE GUY HAS BEEN doing. He never played in the NFL, he never played in NFL Europe, he never played in the CFL - he just stopped playing football entirely the second he stepped off the field at Memorial Stadium.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former NFL and Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was convicted Tuesday of seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for driving a car at a group of young men, injuring three.
The 31-year-old Phillips drove onto a field near Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after losing a pickup football game on Aug. 21, 2005. He struck two boys, ages 14 and 15, and a 19-year-old man, and narrowly missed four others between 15 and 24 years old, according to the prosecutor.
The three who were struck sustained "severe bumps and bruises and cuts," Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks said.
This is a troubled guy. Clearly he needs help and now clearly, since he's never taken the steps to get that help, he belongs behind bars.
But for goodness' sake, stop identifying the guy with the University of Nebraska. He's not a representative of the University. He is NOT indicative of the kinds of men and women the athletic department produces every year.
I just get sick of seeing Nebraska's name dragged through the mud every time this guy breaks another law.