Nebraska cuts ties with 2022 interim coach Mickey Joseph after arrest

LINCOLN, Neb. — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska’s interim soccer coach for 9 video games this season who was charged with felony assault, is now not a part of the Cornhuskers’ program, the athletic division introduced Friday.

The division mentioned in an announcement it could don’t have any extra remark.

Joseph is accused of placing his palms round a lady’s throat, pulling her hair and punching her throughout a home dispute Nov. 30, based on a police affidavit. He was charged Dec. 1 with assault by strangulation or suffocation.

He was positioned on administrative go away after his arrest. He denied to police that he assaulted the girl, and his subsequent courtroom look is Jan. 30.

Joseph’s arrest got here two days after Matt Rhule was launched because the crew’s new head coach.

It was unclear whether or not Joseph obtained severance pay. He was below contract by Dec. 31, 2023, and his annual wage was listed at $600,000.

Below phrases of the contract, he might be fired for trigger if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that impaired his potential to carry out duties on behalf of the college. If a firing for trigger is upheld, the college wouldn’t must pay the remaining cash owed on the contract.