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Scott Frost Issues Update On Nebraska RB Maurice Washington

Nebraska running back Maurice Washington against Northern Illinois

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 14: Running back Maurice Washington #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs in the first half against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

As the Nebraska Cornhuskers prepare for this weekend's clash against the Indiana Hoosiers, the offense will have to practice without running back Maurice Washington.

He's not listed on the team’s depth chart for Saturday’s game.

Washington has been punished before by the Cornhuskers. Earlier in the season he missed the start of the season opener, and then later on he missed the second half of the Northwestern game.

It appears Washington's relationship with Nebraska is deteriorating quickly. Head coach Scott Frost said the talented tailback will need to do "a lot of things to earn his team's trust back and our trust back."

Frost is making it clear that Washington will not help the team in the immediate future. It's even possible the program decides to move on from him entirely.

Washington will speak with the coaching staff fairly soon.

Washington has an ongoing court case, where per Omaha.com he is accused of sending "a 10-second video to an ex-girlfriend depicting the girl, then 15, performing oral sex. He wasn't involved in the sex act and didn't record it."

Frost said that Washington’s absence isn't related to the court case.

Since the Cornhuskers won't have Washington against the Hoosiers, Dedrick Mills will be the starting running back.