Friday, March 23, 2007

Nebraska's Keller Disturbing the Peace?

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller, pictured during better times at Arizona State, was cited Thursday for disturbing the peace during an incident on campus.

The paper reports that "Keller was allegedly trying to park his car in a public parking stall near Memorial Stadium at approximately 11:30 a.m. when someone else reached the spot ahead of him. According to the woman who filed the complaint, Keller allegedly got out of his car, yelled profanities and threw a plastic cup at the victim’s car."

Keller reportedly left the area only to be hunted down later by police. He was cited for disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail and a $500 fine. Keller will appear in court April 26.

Keller, you may recall, left Arizona State under bizarre circumstances. He had been named the Sun Devils' starter last fall, then two days later coach Dirk Koetter announced he had changed his mind and replaced Keller with Rudy Carpenter. Keller then stormed off to Lincoln and became a Cornhusker.

Koetter said his switcheroo had nothing to do with what happened on the practice field, leading to speculation that Keller was having too much fun late at night. One thing is clear: Keller was not a popular teammate. Arizona Republic columnist Paola Boivin described the scene when Carpenter was being interviewed moments after being named the starter. "Several teammates walked by and shot their fists in the air as a show of support."

Thanks to Sports By Brooks for the photo.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that girl is floating the Shocker! I love public Arizona colleges...

kevin said...

being a local to this story, and seeing Keller out with the team I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that he will be the next hyper-violent husker player. first you had Laurence phillips....now keller gets in fights downtowns with locals and students alike, not to mention the guy throws hissy fits when he loses "his spot" in a public lot?

welcome to infamy loser.