Huston hit a fan at Missouri

Updated: January 6, 2004, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Nebraska football player Kellen Huston was charged Tuesday for punching a fan on the field after a loss to Missouri on Oct. 11.

Boone County assistant prosecutor Richard Hicks said Huston has agreed to plead guilty to peace disturbance by fighting. Huston's attorney, Milt Harper of Columbia, said he would appear on Huston's behalf in county court Wednesday.

"We expect this to get resolved quickly," Harper said. "Everybody believes it was an unfortunate event."

The misdemeanor is punishable by one day to six months in jail, a fine of $1 to $500, or both.

Huston, the Huskers' holder, punched 21-year-old Matthew Scott of Lee's Summit, Mo., in the face as fans stormed the field. At least two television stations captured the incident on videotape.

Scott's attorney, John Picerno of Kansas City, Mo., said Scott required surgery for a broken nose.

Picerno said he is negotiating a settlement with attorneys for the University of Nebraska and Huston.

Picerno said Scott is seeking compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and special damages.


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