Nebraska senior center Mike Caputo will play in the Capital One Bowl, head coach Bo Pelini confirmed in a release to the media on Thursday.
Caputo plead guilty to reckless driving on Thursday, after being cited by Lincoln Policer Officers earlier this month. The Nebraska native was fined $100.
“He has been disciplined internally over the past couple weeks following his incident, and he will have additional disciplinary measures during our bowl trip in Orlando,” said Pelini. “As I have stated before, we run a disciplined football program based on accountability, and our track record off the field and in the classroom stacks up well against anyone in the country. Our players trust that I handle discipline in our program in a fair manner, and that I will make an informed decision after looking at the facts of each situation independently.”
Caputo was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on December 11th, after police discovered him slumped behind the wheel of a running vehicle at a local gas station parking lot.
“I know that Mike regrets this incident occurred and any negative publicity it has caused for his family, this program and the University of Nebraska,” said Pelini. “He is ready to finish his Nebraska career in a positive manner in the bowl game.”
***Information from the Associated Press was included in this report***