Man identifies himself as fan punched by Nebraska player

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Missouri football fan stepped forward Tuesday and claimed he was the person assaulted by a Nebraska player following the Cornhuskers' loss Saturday night to the Tigers.

Kellen Huston, the player involved, said in a brief statement after practice he regretted the incident. Nebraska coach Frank Solich said he planned to decide Tuesday night or today whether to take disciplinary action against Huston, the team's place-kick holder.

Matthew Scott, 21, of Lee's Summit, Mo., claims he was punched by a Husker player on Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., after the Tigers' 41-24 upset of Nebraska, University of Missouri-Columbia Police Chief Jack Watring said.

Watring said the case is being handled as a misdemeanor assault because Scott did not suffer any broken bones or serious injuries.

"But he has two black eyes and a very swollen noise," Watring said.

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