Former Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph, 54, is arrested on suspicion of strangulation and assault after Lincoln cops were called to a domestic disturbance
Mickey Joseph, the ex-interim coach for the Nebraska football team, was arrested Wednesday for strangulation and third degree domestic assault, Lincoln Police said.
Police were dispatched to a home to respond to a domestic disturbance call at 1:54 local time.
He was later brought to Lancaster County jail.
Joseph coached nine games for the Cornhuskers this season after former head coach Scott Frost was fired on September 11.
The 54-year-old led the team to a 3-6 record while in charge, and expressed interest in leading the team on a permanent basis.
Mickey Joseph’s future at Nebraska appears unclear after his arrest
But Nebraska announced former Baylor and Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule as their new head coach this week, and the program said Wednesday it had placed him on administrative leave.
Joseph was due to return to his previous role as wide receivers coach, passing game coordinator ad associate head coach after the hiring of Rhule.