Maurice Washington situation is being addressed
The situation with running back Maurice Washington is a delicate one. To this point, Nebraska football has been handling it with care. As Sam McKeown of the Omaha World Herald notes, the program will have Washington be a “limited participant” in spring practice. This is an interesting move on the part of Nebraska just in case Washington is able to play next season. Until they know all the details, they cannot make a judgment.
Frost said as much to the media Tuesday. “”We hope we gain a lot more clarity on the matter real soon,” Frost said. The head coach wants to be able to keep Washington involved in the program. That is certainly a good move for now. Nothing, in my humble opinion, should be done until all the details are known. The head coach denied that Nebraska football did not take this issue seriously, saying that the perception that they did not handle these matters appropriately so that Washington could play football in the fall, was “completely not true.”
So far, Nebraska football is handling this situation correctly. I am sure that they will review this situation thoroughly, and until an official judgment is made, Washington should still be allowed with the team. That way, in case he can play in the fall, he will be up to speed on everything that the offense is doing. Frost reiterated the fact that Washington will certainly be a part of what the team does on the field.