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Nebraska Wide Receiver Maurice Purify Arrested

May 6, 2007 – 4:55 PM
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Nebraska's starting wide receiver Maurice Purify was arrested Saturday night in Lincoln. According to the Lincoln Police Department, Purify was arrested on two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Lincoln television channel KOLN/KGIN 10/11 reports that Purify assaulted a doorman of a bar after the doorman had denied Purify and an acquaintance admittance into the bar.
"Police say Purify threw a punch at the man. Police also say Purify also assaulted the man's girlfriend when she intervened. When police arrived, they say Purify didn't comply with their orders. Purify was taken to jail and was let out on bond early Sunday afternoon."
Purify led Nebraska with 630 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2006.

Bill Callahan and the athletic department have yet to comment on the situation. This is the second unfortunate incident for Nebraska during this off-season. In March, Sam Keller was cited for disturbing the peace after an argument over a parking spot.

Update - Bill Callahan has now issued a statement.
"I'm very concerned about this current situation. I am still in the process of gathering all the facts. I will determine the appropriate consequences when due process has transpired. Until such time, I will have no further comment regarding the situation."
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