Another blow to the secondary

Another blow to the secondary

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini announced the season long suspension of sophomore safety LeRoy Alexander on Friday afternoon.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Yet another major blow for the Nebraska secondary.

Late Friday afternoon, head coach Bo Pelini announced a season long suspension for starting safety LeRoy Alexander. The sophomore will stay on scholarship and be allowed to practice with the team, but won't be suiting up on Saturdays.

The press release:

“Nebraska sophomore defensive back LeRoy Alexander has been suspended from competition for the 2014 football season. Alexander will remain on scholarship as a member of the Nebraska football program and will be allowed to practice with the team. Coach Pelini and the Nebraska Athletics Department will have no additional comment on this matter.”

Alexander made 13 appearances last season, starting one contest and recording 34 tackles on the year.

The news comes after Nebraska announced on Thursday night starting defensive back Charles Jackson would miss the entire season with a knee injury.

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