Nebraska DE Davis suspended for striking opponent

Field Level Media

October 02, 2019 at 5:17 pm.

The Big Ten Conference suspended Nebraska defensive end Khalil Davis for one game for striking an Ohio State player in the first quarter of last week’s 48-7 home loss.

No penalty was assessed on the field.

While also issuing a public reprimand on Wednesday, the league said in a statement that Davis violated the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy.

The league wrote: “Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01 states in part that ‘The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.'”

Davis, a senior, has 17 tackles this season, with six tackles for loss and three sacks. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last season, when he made 41 tackles, including eight for loss and three sacks as a reserve.

He will miss Saturday’s home game against Northwestern.