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Scott Frost Updates Status Of Nebraska RB Maurice Washington

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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)

Even with the season opener a few days away, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are uncertain if Maurice Washington will play. The talented running back has dealt with legal issues over the past few months.

Washington is facing felony charges in California stemming from an explicit video that he allegedly sent to an ex-girlfriend. His next court date in Santa Clara is on Tuesday.

Nebraska could use Washington on the field this Saturday, but his status is still up in the air. On Thursday, head coach Scott frost spoke to the media about his running back.

Frost told the media that a decision hasn't been made on Washington. The Cornhuskers won't reveal his status until their game on Saturday.

With an early kickoff set for Nebraska's season opener, it won't take long to learn Washington's status for Week 1.

This is a difficult circumstance for the Cornhuskers since this matter hasn't gone away yet. Once the season opener is over, Washington has to shift his focus toward his next court appearance.

Washington has the chance to replace former Nebraska running back Devine Ozigbo, who is currently trying to make the 53-man roster for the New Orleans Saints.

Last season, Washington had 77 carries for 455 yards and three touchdowns.

We'll find out soon enough if Washington will make his season debut this weekend.