Nebraska football at the center of recent NCAA lawsuit over sexual assaul

Nebraska Allegations

It’s been a rough run for Nebraska football over the last five years. Two coaching changes, four seasons with six or fewer wins (after zero such seasons over the previous 45 years), flopped preseason expectations, reported culture issues, last season’s finger pointing, reports that Scott Frost complained about the Huskers’ schedule, sexual assault allegations against two players, expulsion of players and more.

And if allegations in a lawsuit filed last week are true, it was even worse for the football program and university than previously known. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Michigan on behalf of students at Nebraska and Michigan State, alleges Nebraska “fostered a culture in which female victims are discouraged from reporting sexual assaults, sexual harassments, stalking and other forms of gender discrimination when those acts are perpetrated by male student-athletes in order to protect UNL, the male athletics programs, male student-athletes and the NCAA, at the expense of female victims.”

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