PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: The Nebraska Cornhuskers cheer squad celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 14, 2015 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nebraska coach suspended, facing jail-time after third DUI arrest


Nebraska has suspended wide receivers coach Keith Williams for four-games following a DUI arrest on August 14. Williams has already been charged, and faces his next court appearance on October 24.

"Based on the information we have gathered to date and after consultation with Shawn [Eichorst], Chancellor Green and President Bounds, I informed Keith yesterday that he is suspended from work without pay until August 31st," said head coach Mike Riley in a joint-statement. "In addition to his suspension from work, Keith will be prohibited from attending and coaching in the first four games of the season."

The arrest is reportedly Williams's third for DUI, meaning he faces a 90-day minimum jail sentence and a 15-year suspension of his driver's license under Nebraska law.

"Words cannot fully express my deep regret and profound remorse for my actions this past weekend," Williams said in Nebraska's statement.


According to the Lincoln Journal-Star, Williams's prior DUI convictions came in 2004 and 2009.

The four-game suspension means Williams will miss key games against Oregon at home and Northwestern on the road.

Williams was hired with the rest of Mike Riley's staff last year. According to the Journal-Star, he had received a $125,000-raise after his efforts in the 2015 season.