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Mickey Joseph arrested for strangulation, domestic assault

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers interim head coach Mickey Joseph has been arrested, according to the Lincoln Police Department. He has been charged with suspicion of strangulation and third degree domestic assault.

The police were dispatched to a residence on a domestic disturbance call. Following their initial investigation, it was determined that the police were looking for Joseph.

Mickey Joseph looks on during their game with the Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

“Upon concluding the investigation, Robert ‘Mickey’ Joseph, age 54 of Lincoln, was arrested at a separate location, for Strangulation and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault. He was lodged in the Lancaster County Jail,” an LPD release stated. “To protect the victim in this case and in compliance with Nebraska state law, additional information, including the identity of the victim and any injures, is not being released.”

He was found and arrested at a separate location. The school has placed Joseph on administrative leave.

“I was made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and given the nature of the allegations and based on University policy he has been placed on administrative leave,” Cornhuskers Athletic Director Trev Alberts said in a statement. “We will have no additional comment at this time.”

At this time, it is not clear if he will be apart of the new coaching staff. New Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule will determine whether Joseph will join the staff.

Rhule has already hired several coaches, who have ties to him at either Temple or Baylor.

Joseph went 3-6 as the Cornhuskers interim head coach. Joseph joined Nebraska in December 2021 as their associate head coach and wide receivers coach.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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