Big Ten suspends Husker defensive lineman Khalil Davis

The Big Ten conference has announced a one-game suspension for Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis.

The suspension comes with a public reprimand from the conference after Davis reportedly struck an opposing player around the 9:18 mark of the first quarter in Nebraska’s 48-7 loss to Ohio State.

Davis will be ineligible to play in Saturday’s game against Northwestern.

The senior from Kansas City, Mo., represented the Huskers at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago and is in his first season as a full time starter. He will be eligible to return when the Huskers travel to Minnesota October 12.

Scott Frost released this statement Wednesday: “We have been in communication with the Big Ten Conference Office over the past day regarding Khalil Davis, and support the Big Ten’s disciplinary action. We do not condone unsportsmanlike play or behavior in our program, and will use this as an educational opportunity with our team on how to play the game the right way. We are moving forward with our preparation for Saturday’s game with Northwestern.”




Full statement from the Big Ten:

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Nebraska football player Khalil Davis has been suspended one game and issued a public reprimand for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy after he struck an opposing player near the 9:18 mark of the first quarter against Ohio State on Sept. 28. Davis is ineligible to play in Nebraska’s next game on Oct. 5 against Northwestern.

Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01 states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.” 

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.