Just hours after walking in a graduation ceremony at Nebraska, safety Rickey Thenarse was stopped by police and cited for driving under the influence early Sunday morning. Thenarse is the second player to be charged with a DUI since the season ended, joining Baker Steinkuhler.
According to a report from Husker Extra, Thenarse was spotted by police just after 2 a.m. and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11, over the .08 legal limit.
Officers contacted Thenarse shortly after 2 a.m. on O Street between 14th Street and Centennial Mall when they found his maroon 1998 Oldsmobile 88 stopped in the middle of traffic, said Lincoln Police Sgt. Jason Stille.
His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.11 percent, according to police reports
Thenarse began the year as the Cornhuskers’ starting safety before falling to second on the depth chart as the season progressed. He finished the regular season in 2010 with 34 tackles and an interception.
With the Holiday Bowl just under two weeks away, on Dec. 30 in San Diego, Thenarse’s status is unclear.