Husker Waives Preliminary Hearing In Sexual Assault Case

Nebraska football player Andy Christensen has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He will now face a charge of first degree sexual assault in Lancaster County District Court.

Attorney Bob Creager said after Thursday's hearing that Christensen would plead not guilty. Christensen remains suspended from the Nebraska football team. Christensen was arrested on March 8 outside The Brass Rail, a bar in downtown Lincoln.

He is accused of molesting a 23-year-old woman at The Brass Rail. If convicted of the felony, Christensen could be sentenced anywhere from one to 50 years in prison.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 30.