Nebraska sophomore defensive back Myles Farmer was arrested and cited on suspicion of DUI in the early hours of Sunday morning. As a result, Farmer is suspended for Saturday’s game against Michigan.
“I was informed on Sunday morning of an incident involving Myles Farmer this weekend. Myles is a good young man, but understands he used poor judgement and made a mistake on Saturday night. The result of poor judgement and mistakes is consequences and discipline. In addition to penalties he may face through the legal system, Myles is suspended for this week’s game at Michigan and will be subject to internal discipline,” Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph said in a statement.
According to the Lincoln Police Department, Farmer was stopped near 10th and P streets in Lincoln about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning for failure to use his turn signal. The officer observed signs of impairment and conducted sobriety tests. LPD reported Farmer’s blood alcohol content level at .123. He was cited for DUI and failure to use a turn signal.
Joseph spoke a little bit more about Farmer’s status during his Tuesday press conference.
“Myles made a mistake, he made a bad mistake and we don’t condone it,” Joseph said. “We always talk about protecting the football team and he didn’t. He will be suspended this week and we’ll reevaluate him after this week. It’s something you can’t do.
“I’m very disappointed in Myles and he’s going to make this right. He’s going to do some things to get back in good grace with this football team. But we’re not going to condone it. He understands it, he made a mistake. But we can’t make mistakes like that.”
Farmer started at safety every game this season for the Huskers. He has 31 solo and 31 assisted tackles this season, one interception and one pass breakup. He played every game last season as a redshirt freshman and played in five games in the 2020 campaign before suffering a season-ending injury. He redshirted his first year on campus in 2019. Nebraska native Phalen Sanford will likely start at safety for Nebraska when the Huskers play at Michigan on Saturday.