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Huskers’ Avery Moss not allowed to return to school

Just over a year after being charged with indecent public exposure, Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Avery Moss found out that his appeal of a ban from the University of Nebraska campus was denied, according to the Omaha World-Herald. That means Moss is now a former Huskers player, as he isn’t allowed on campus and thus can’t attend classes or compete for the football team either.

Last January Moss pleaded no contest to chargers of public indecency after exposing himself to a 22-year-old worker at a campus convenience store. The charge alone was enough for the campus to issue a ban, and Moss lost his first appeal in early January of 2014.

Moss wanted to come back to campus, but lost his final appeal of the ban and thus must move on after a full year away from the football team already.

The ban is for four years, and that means Moss must stay off campus for another three years. However, the timing of the decision certainly hurts Moss’ chances to immediately transfer to another university.

The process of how this was handled has certainly created controversy around the program and the university, with many fans not happy with how this played out. Still, the reality is Moss made his decision back in 2012 and there are consequences for those actions.

Moss isn’t being denied the ability to play football, he just can’t do it at the University of Nebraska.

His talent on the field can’t be denied and certainly he will find a home based on that alone. Moss came to the Huskers as a high 3-star prospect and had 36 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in the 2013 season.

That would be his last, after the chargers from the 2012 incident finally worked through the university and judicial systems. Now Moss must find a new home for school and football.

One immediate candidate could be Youngstown State, where his ex-head coach Bo Pelini is now the head coach. He could also look towards moving closer to home, which is Arizona and a number of Pac-12 schools could be an option for the talented linebacker.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball


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