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.