Nebraska’s Avery Moss set for trial for exposing himself to woman twice

Southern Miss Golden Eagles running back Tyre Bracken (22) is tackled by Nebraska Cornhuskers defenders Corey Cooper (6), and P.J. Smith (13) and Avery Moss (94) during the second half at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 49-20. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Avery Moss (pictured, No. 94) has been arrested for exposing himself not once, but twice. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

According to the Omaha World-Herald, sophomore defensive end Avery Moss is set for a July 23 court date stemming from public indecency charges levied in December 2012.

Moss appeared Firday in a Lancaster County Court, where he was given the aforementioned court date. He has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors: Public indecency, disturbing the peace and failure to appear in court.

The failure to appear charge was tacked on after Moss missed a Jan. 22 court date. It is, along with the disturbing the peace charge, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

The public indecency charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor and could result in a six-month jail sentence and $1,000 fine, should Moss be levied the maximum punishment under Nebraska law.

A complaint filed by a female employee at a Knoll C-Store said that a man exposed himself to her twice over the course of a four-hour span. It was Dec. 15 and soon thereafter the woman, who did not know anything else about the player, managed to pick the 6-foot-2, 270-pound Moss out of a photo lineup. At that point, the Lincoln police interviewed Moss and then cited him.

After arriving on the Lincoln campus as a three-star recruit, Moss appeared in three games as a freshman before suffering a shoulder injury and using his redshirt. He is expected to compete for a starting spot on the Cornhuskers’ vaunted Blackshirt defense, but obviously this situation holds his status with the team in a sort of limbo.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is aware of the situation, but that is as far as a school spokesperson would go into detail.

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