Nebraska freshman safety Myles Farmer was ticketed for possession of marijuana Monday night, per the University of Nebraska police department.
At around 11:30 p.m. CT on Monday, UNLPD received a report of “narcotic activity at a university dorm room.” Farmer was found with less an an ounce of marijuana in his possession.
A representative from Nebraska responded to Hail Varsity’s request for comment on the matter.
“We are aware of the situation and are addressing it,” the statement said.
This is the fourth run-in with police for Husker players in the last two months. Freshman Wan'Dale Robinson was cited for marijuana possession in early June. Maurice Washington—who has a plea hearing in California for his pending criminal trial set for July 25—was issued a cite and release for possession of drug paraphernalia on June 4. Jeramiah Stovall was ticketed for marijuana possession during a traffic stop that resulted in cite and releases for him and Marquel Dismuke.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost addressed the issue with marijuana at Big Ten Media Days.
“Yeah, it’s a problem,” he said. “Trust me, we’ve had a lot of conversations about it as a team and individually. It’s going to continue to be a problem, not just with us but with college athletes everywhere, particularly with it being legalized other places. But our team understands that I don’t care where it’s legal and where it isn’t. It’s illegal according to the NCAA, and I don’t think it’s beneficial for guys that are trying to accomplish what our guys are trying to accomplish.
“We’re certainly not unique in that we’ve had a few problems with that, but we’re doing everything we can to try to help kids not do it, and we’ll keep fighting that battle.”