Collins failed to complete terms of prior cases

Updated: July 20, 2004, 10:50 AM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was arrested in Lancaster County on two warrants stemming from incidents in 2003.

Police said Collins' arrest Saturday is related to failing to complete terms of prior court cases.

Collins, 24, was charged last year with burglary and assault over allegations that he broke into the Corvallis, Ore., apartment of Oregon State cornerback Jamaal Jackson and Collins' former girlfriend Shannon Howell.

Collins is accused of attacking Jackson while the couple was sleeping.

Collins quit the Cornhuskers in October 2002, after serving a four-game suspension for violating undisclosed NCAA rules.

In June 2001, he was charged with misdemeanor assault after fighting with then-girlfriend Howell. Collins pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

After Collins left the Nebraska football team, he played for a time in the Canadian Football League.


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