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Mickey Joseph no longer part of Nebraska football after arrest


Mickey Joseph is no longer a member of the Nebraska football program.

Two weeks after his arrest for alleged strangulation and third-degree domestic battery charges, Joseph is no longer employed by the university.

Head coach Mickey Joseph of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in action against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during a game at SHI Stadium on October 7, 2022 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 14-13.
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“Coach Joseph is no longer part of the University of Nebraska football program nor is he an employee of the University,” a spokesperson for the athletic department told Omaha.com on Friday.

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Jose, what was named interim head coach after Scott Frost was fired after just three games, he is accused of pushing his wife and putting his hands around her neck.

“He pushed me on the couch and he strangled me,” the woman said, according to the police affidavit, adding that she had not been able to breathe until she pushed him.

Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph leads the team's unit walk across campus to Memorial Stadium before playing Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph leads the team’s unit walk across campus to Memorial Stadium before playing Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Joseph also allegedly grabbed the woman’s hair and yanked her back as she tried to enter the kitchen during an argument.

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Joseph denied assaulting the woman and was placed on administrative leave shortly after his arrest.

“I have been made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and, given the nature of the charges and in accordance with University policy, he has been placed on administrative leave,” Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts said. “We will have no additional comment at this time.”

Joseph’s arrest came two days after Matt Rhule was hired out of college to be the next head coach after being fired by the Carolina Panthers in October.

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Interim head coach Mickey Joseph of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium on November 25, 2022 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Interim head coach Mickey Joseph of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium on November 25, 2022 in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Joseph was put in charge of the program following Nebraska’s loss to Georgia Southern in week 3 of the college football season.

Joseph, who played quarterback at Nebraska and coached wide receivers under Frost, went 3-6 as interim head coach.

Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.



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