Huskers’ Nouredin Nouili sidelined for 2022 over failed drug test

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili won’t play in the 2022 season after failing a drug test.

Nouili, a junior, announced on Twitter on Saturday that the NCAA informed him that he was ineligible.

“I would like to apologize to my family, teammates, coaches, and Husker fans for my error in judgement,” he said.

Coach Scott Frost said in a statement that Nouili will participate in practice this fall and that “we look forward to him resuming his playing career in 2023.”

“He is an outstanding young man, who made a mistake that will force him to miss the 2022 season and forfeit a year of eligibility,” Frost said.

Nouili, 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, played in every game in 2021. The native of Germany started the last seven games at left tackle.

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