On Thursday, the news broke that Nebraska was suspending two players from the team for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policies. It didn’t take very long for those Cornhuskers to react to this decision, as they have both reportedly entered the transfer portal.
ESPN’s Paula Lavigne has reported that Nebraska was dishing out a 2.5-year ban to wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian LeGrone.
Now, it appears those players will try to latch on with different programs.
According to the Journal Star, Andre Hunt and Katerian LeGrone are officially in the transfer portal, as confirmed by the program.
Nebraska redshirt freshman wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian Legrone, facing a 2½-year suspension from NU for allegedly violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy, per an ESPN report this week, are each in the NCAA’s transfer portal, a football spokesman confirmed to the Journal Star on Friday.
Hunt and LeGrone were both three-star recruits coming out of high school. Hunt has yet to record a touch for the Cornhuskers, whereas LeGrone had one reception as a freshman.
Lawyers representing the players told the Journal Star that both clients did nothing wrong.
Both players were suspended before the start of the 2019 season. Based on the ESPN report, the alleged incident took place at their off-campus apartment on August 25.
Nebraska football finished the season 5-7, a one-game improvement from last year, but a win short of bowl eligibility for a third straight season.
We will continue to provide updates on this developing story in Lincoln, Nebraska.