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Nebraska RB Maurice Washington To Appear In Court Today

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LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 20: Running back Maurice Washington #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers stretches for an extra yards against defensive lineman Winston DeLattiboudere #46 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first half at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, the presumptive starter at the position, is back in his native California today. He will appear in court in connection with the revenge porn charges against him.

Washington is accused of possessing and sending a video depicting a minor engaging in sex acts. He is not in the video, but allegedly sent it to the ex-girlfriend that is depicted, when she rebuffed his advances.

He faces a felony charge of possession of the video featuring a minor, and a misdemeanor for sharing the video without the person's consent. Washington self-surrendered to the warrant for his arrest in early March.

Maurice Washington will appear in California court today in connection to this case.

He is expected to enter a plea, per the Omaha World-Herald:

At Wednesday’s Santa Clara County court appearance — set for 1:30 p.m. California time — Washington will enter a plea and the judge will review his bail amount. A limited participant in Nebraska’s spring football practices, Washington returned to California in early March to turn himself in. At the time, he was booked into the Santa Clara County jail, and the court date was scheduled. Washington’s bail was set at $35,000. He posted bail and was released.

As he goes through the legal process, Washington has been a limited participant during Nebraska spring practice.

The program is waiting for the trial to play out before making a decision on the running back's future.

We'll have more as Washington's trial continues on over the next few months.

[Omaha World-Herald]